The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Review
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book review

L. Frank Baum
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Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: W. W. Denslow

Average number of words per page: between 50 and 100

STORY:
7 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 8.14/10.0
ILLUSTRATIONS:
7 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 7.44/10.0

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10.0 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: James
age: 40

Review submitted on 03/21/2001 at 12:16:08

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Illustrations Rating
8.1 out of a possible 10.0

James writes the following about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz :
In which Dorothy is blown to the Land of Oz by means of a cyclone. She lands in the Munchkin Country where she meets the Good Witch of the North. The Good Witch suggests going to the Wizard of Oz, who lives in the Emerald City, to get help. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, who wants a brain, a Tin Woodman, who wants a heart, and a Lion, who wants courage. But the Wizard of Oz makes them kill the Wicked Witch of the West first, before they get a brain, heart, and courage. Held captive in the Land of the Winkies, will Dorothy and friends ever destroy her? THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, later shortened to THE WIZARD OF OZ, has been a wonderful fairy-tale for generations. First published in 1900, with illustrations by W.W. Denslow, Baum had no idea that he would also write thirteen more Oz books, and that the series would have over 40 books in it. In 1902, THE WIZARD OF OZ was played on-stage, and although it bore little resemblance to the actual book, and the Cowardly Lion was left out, and Toto became Dorothy's cow, it was a huge success, and made the book more popular than ever. In 1939, a film of THE WIZARD OF OZ was made, with Judy Garland as Dorothy, Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion and Frank Morgan as the Wizard of Oz. This also was a huge success.
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