The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Children’s
Jul 27, 2018
There’s no greater tribute to the pleasures of L. Frank Baum’s book than to say that the story is so good that it isn’t overwhelmed by the images from the wonderful Judy Garland movie. The story unfolds with a declarative matter-of-factness that puts no barrier between the real and the imagined; because the author invites them to, young listeners and readers will take the fantasy at face value, indulging their sense of fancy with a concentration that’s both liberating and beneficial. The magic works for adults, too, if they’ll let it.
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Sep 19, 2018
Not only is this a wonderful, imaginative story; if read through an historical lens, it is a clever parable on populism.
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Oct 28, 2018
I adored the Oz books as a child, and I remember reading them one after the other, and being surprised at how different they were from the movie.
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Nov 21, 2018
Classic. The other Oz books by Baum are great, too.
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An American gem. There's no place like home.
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Read and sadly lent to a friend
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Mar 11
Classic!
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Mar 27
Classic!
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Often cited as America's first fairy tale, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is such a unique, engaging tale that reflects a deeper story of America's heartland.
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Apr 21
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Delightfully more graphic than the movie. Especially when I read it as a child.
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