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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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41 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Eltanin Publishing version is the one to get

I used to "buy" the free versions of all the classics, including the Wizard of Oz series. But the free versions don't have the illustrations. I didn't know what I was missing. But then I started looking at some of the Oz ebooks that do have the original illustrations. S...
I used to "buy" the free versions of all the classics, including the Wizard of Oz series. But the free versions don't have the illustrations. I didn't know what I was missing. But then I started looking at some of the Oz ebooks that do have the original illustrations. Some are terrible quality - only some of the images are included or they are really small or grainy. I'm so happy I stumbled upon Eltanin Publishing's series. They have done the first 4 books of the series so far. But something is wrong with the reviews - my reviews and others are showing up under other versions of the books. So make sure you find the Eltanin Publishing versions. They have ALL the images and they look great. I just search on "Eltanin Publishing" to find them.

posted by SamRose on November 17, 2011

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Uuh

Wow...this is horrible...i could type a book better than this. I guess ill keep looking for the wizard of oz now!

posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2012

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Review admittedly not specific for this version... I had never b

    Review admittedly not specific for this version...
    I had never been much of a fan of the movie, and admit I don't recall much of it from my youth, but I'm quite sure there is a lot more to this book, even if it is terribly short. I very much enjoyed giggling at Mr. Baum's explanation for the story. In the copy I read (not sure if his forward is in this one or not), he states he intended this as a new style of fantasy tales for children. He was trying to get away from the old tales of fairys and dragons without losing the imaginative magic, but also trying to write something less scary... something more safe for young children to read or hear. Thinking of the movie and comparing it with the brothers Grimm, I figured he did a good job. Then I read this ... oh, my! While Grimm's tales might have frightened generations into youthful nightmares, they were not scary without cause. Wolves ARE frightening and dangerous... strangers should not be easily trusted.... and so on. I'm afraid Mr. Baum removed the fear, not the frightful realities. The lopping off of a creatures head, out of self-defense or not, is still rather creepy in my book. He simply made it sound matter of fact... no big deal. While less likely to cause nightmares, I find it just as disturbing to be so blasé about violence. But then, this was written in a much different time, and I'm sure that type of violence was much more common, thus not to be so fearful, even to a child.
    A definite need-to-read for anyone who has seen the movie but never read the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    LOL Love it!

    Four stars UP !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Cool

    Love this book so intresting and i love the end of the book so touching love the book ill go to barnes and noble to by more books insted of my nook i have space in my copars to fill mor books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Test

    Clear

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Ok

    I read to chapter 8 n got bored. I read the wizard of oz but it was a different book by the same auther n it was the same book so i am done reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Nice!

    I was interested in reading this after my school did the mussical. It was fun to read where it all came from!

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