The Wizard of Oz, Paperback Book

The Wizard of Oz Paperback

Part of the Puffin Classics series

4 out of 5 (7 ratings)


Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz.

To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz.

Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.With a charming introduction by award-winning Cornelia Funke, The Wizard of Oz is one of the twenty wonderful classics being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, b & w line
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780141321028

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The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies as a child, so I was curious to see what the original story was like. I was a little bit disappointed and I definitely like the movie version was better, but it was very interesting to see all the differences between the movie and the book.

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This classic novel, as most people know, is about Dorothy from Kansas, who rides in a tornado to OZ and tries to find her way home. This is the first time i ever read this book, and i thought it was very enjoyable.I found this book to be quite imaginative and fun to read as dorothy encounters many strange situations as she is trying to find the way to go back home.

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This is a classic tale of the orphan Dorothy and Toto, transported from Kansas to the land of Oz, where she tries to get home and help her friends along the way. they gain love, courage, and brains from her, and she goes home safely in the end after several hardships.

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In this story a cyclone hits Dorothy's house in Kansas and, the cyclone caries Dorothy and her little dog Toto to a faraway land called "The land of Oz".There, she meets four new friends...The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman and The Cowardly Lion.You've seen the movie, but do you know the REAL story?This is one of the my all time favorites. The picture above is the actual book given to me as a child. Since then I have read it many times to my children and then my grandchildren

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The Wizard of Oz, popular abbreviation for the originally titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum originally published in 1900. The story follows the adventures of a girl named Dorothy in the Land of Oz. Thanks in part to the 1939 movie based on the book, it has become entrenched in American popular culture and led to Baum writing thirteen more Oz books.

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