Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz [NOOK Book]

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the 1902 stage play and the 1939 film version. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a storm. Thanks in part to ...
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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

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Overview

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the 1902 stage play and the 1939 film version. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a storm. Thanks in part to the 1939 MGM movie, it is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the popular 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing thirteen more Oz books. The original book has been in the public domain in the US since 1956.
Baum dedicated the book "to my good friend & comrade, My Wife", Maud Gage Baum. In January 1901, George M. Hill Company, the publisher, completed printing the first edition, which probably totaled around 35,000 copies. Records indicate that 21,000 copies were sold through 1900.[citation needed] Historians, economists and literary scholars have examined and developed possible political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; however, the majority of the reading public simply takes the story at face value.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016616292
  • Publisher: RANDALL BRADY SANDERS
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author

Born on May 15, 1856, in a frame house in Chittenango, New York, Lyman Frank Baum was the seventh child of Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, an affluent oil baron. Raised in Rose Lawn, the Baum country property on the outskirts of Syracuse, Baum had a sheltered upbringing. As a child, he was extremely bashful and was diagnosed with a deficient heart. Baum spent considerable time playing with his imaginary friends and reading books. When he was 15 years old, he and Harry, a younger brother produced The Rose Lawn Home Journal. When he was 18 years old, Baum spent much time around local theaters and hoped to pursue acting. Though his father initially opposed his dream, he later capitulated. Baum traveled through different states and worked at various jobs to support his acting career.
In 1882, Baum married Maud Gage, daughter of suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage. His mother-in-law believed that Baum was idealistic and wrote in a letter that he was "a perfect baby". However, she urged him to put to paper the many tales he had related to his sons for many years. Maud Gage, a practical woman, served as a foil to Baum. She was consistent and wary of their finances, complementing her husband, an imaginative dreamer.
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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Part of the original children's fantasy series adults will also enjoy!

    I've been reading the full Wizard of Oz series since childhood. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz continues Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz after an earthquake transports her there once again. Filled with fantastical creatures, characters and compelling storytelling that fill your imagination. By far more than just a story for children...this book and the entire Oz series is something that adults will certainly enjoy as well.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    Underground Oz Similarity

    Dorothy meets her cousin, Zeb, and is riding the horse and buggy home when an earthqake hits, the ground splits, and Dorothy and Zeb are stuck in an underground world. They see many marvelous lands underground, full of surprises! How will Dorothy get home? Read the books and see for yourself! Baum has done it again... created another marvelous book with excitement on every page!!! THIS IS A MUST-HAVE TO YOUR OZ COLLECTION!!!!!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Love it

    This rocks and is not but i love it!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Awaome

    REALLY REALLY GOOD but lots of typos and errors

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 12, 2013

    I would....

    Bang the hell out of toto

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    No eximent

    No plot no nothing exept for when it goes like this bears blah blah blah pigs blah blah ablh

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    It was awesome!!

    This series is the best series I have ever read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Dorthy and the Wizard in Oz

    WANT BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2012

    Greate novle

    Ghhhw ryjxb vecchio

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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