Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Finished: October 9
Pages: 240
Publisher: Signet Classics
Publish Year: 2006
ISBN: 0451530292

What led you to pick up this book? I am currently reading Wicked and became interested in reading the fairy tale version of the Wizard of Oz. It’s a classic that I have never read, only watched.

Plot summary: Dorothy’s house gets swept up in tornado and lands in the land of Oz where you befriends the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion, and together with Toto they travel the yellow brick road to reach the Wonderful Wizard of Oz so Dorothy can return home to Kansas.

If this book has been made into a movie, and if you’ve seen the movie, compare the book to the movie. The movie is quite different from the book in almost every way except the characters. I enjoyed the book just as much as watching the movie but they are almost like separate works and can’t even be compared. Alice’s journey to the Wizard of Oz is different, her journey home, encounters with the witch, etc. are all different. The book was magical but the movie was more vivid and simplistic compared to all the different lands and people Dorothy encountered.

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