The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Robert Ingpen s lush interpretation of L Frank Baum s beloved classic transports children to the magical kingdom of Oz Ingpen captures all the memorable moments and characters in his gorgeous illustra

  • Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Author: L. Frank Baum Robert Ingpen
  • ISBN: 9781402775468
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Robert Ingpen s lush interpretation of L Frank Baum s beloved classic transports children to the magical kingdom of Oz Ingpen captures all the memorable moments and characters in his gorgeous illustrations, from the cyclone that whisks Dorothy out of Kansas to her encounters with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West An essential ediRobert Ingpen s lush interpretation of L Frank Baum s beloved classic transports children to the magical kingdom of Oz Ingpen captures all the memorable moments and characters in his gorgeous illustrations, from the cyclone that whisks Dorothy out of Kansas to her encounters with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West An essential edition.

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    • Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

      Ah such fun! I don't think I'll read the rest of the series but I did really enjoy this.

    • mark monday says:

      Rick Polito, Marin Independent Journal, 1998

    • David says:

      Once upon a time there lived a Golden Age gay icon, who whiled away her pre-waxing years sitting atop a split-rail fence in some dour, nondescript American Midwest landscape. Her dreams of a more outrageously fierce existence in the big city (wearing roller skates and one-foot-diameter afro wigs and dancing to Army of Lovers in between lines of blow) were hemmed in on all sides by rusted farm equipment, NAPA Auto Parts Stores, and a lone, dejected Applebee’s out on the turnpike. Kansas didn’ [...]

    • Hannah Greendale says:

      Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from Kansas all the way to the Land of Oz. With a little help from the Witch of the North, Dorothy and Toto set off down a road paved with yellow bricks in search of the City of Emeralds and the Wizard of Oz, a man said to have the power to help Dorothy find her way back to Kansas. The cyclone had set the house down, very gently - for a cyclone [...]

    • Riku Sayuj says:

      The Wizard of Oz as An Economic Parable: A Short IntroductionThis might be common knowledge or it might not be. Some economics textbooks claim this is a wonderfully esoteric nugget: The story of Oz was an economic parable. Take that, all you who said economics can't be fun.Redistributions of wealth caused by unexpected changes in the price level are often a source of political turmoil. From 1880 to 1896 the price level in the United States fell 23 percent. This deflation was good for Haves (cred [...]

    • Luca Ambrosino says:

      ENGLISH (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) / ITALIANODorothy is a young girl who lives with her aunts in a small farm in Kansas. Due to a tornado, she is catapulted with her house in a freaky village Dorothy's journey, which I discovered at 38 thanks to my daughter and to the well-established habit of reading something to her before going to bed, begins in this way. The thing that impressed me most about this wonderful story is that the title "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is rather misleading. Yes, bec [...]

    • Zoë says:

      Book 20/100 for 2015I really, really liked this book! I honestly had pretty low expectations going into this book and thought it wouldn't compare at all to the greatness of the 1939 movie (which is one of my favorite movies), but I was wrong. It was one of the best children's classics that I've ever read and I even loved how it wasn't that similar to the movie, so it kept me interested. I also had a beautiful hardcover Puffin Classics edition, so that make the experience even better! All in all, [...]

    • Brina says:

      To Oz? To Oz! The film version of The Wizard of Oz is such an important part of American history that I most likely had it memorized by the time I was eight years old. Between the music, images changing from black and white to color, and the defeat of a wicked witch, the movie was simply magical. Being a tomboy, however, my reading interests as a child were never inclined toward classic books such as Little Women and, of course, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Having my interest piqued by the yearly [...]

    • Henry Avila says:

      Dorothy, (from Kansas, wherever that is) lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, on the flat American prairie, the harsh Sun beating down from the gray sky, making everything turn gray the gray grass, house, clothes and especially the people, animals, are probably gray too, might seem the least likely place that she visits, that is real. No trees, brooks, beautiful birds singing or anything colorful around the poor farm. But our adventures begin when a tornado lifts unlucky Dorothy , her dog To [...]

    • Bookdragon Sean says:

      This is one of the most bizarre books I've ever read. The fantasy elements are all rather ordinary. There’s a secret world beyond that of our own; this is a standard trope of the genre. C.S Lewis would soon follow suit and inspire later generations. But the point is the Land of Oz is just weird. Seems like a bland criticism, though the entire point of the plot is to have good triumph over evil. But what is evil? Beyond the actual name of the antagonist, the Wicked Witch of the West, we don’t [...]

    • Richard says:

      This is a book I read as a child, even before I saw the musical, and enjoyed a lot. However, my memory of it was overshadowed by the film. So it was a good experience to read it again as an adult.The book is worth reading, not least because it differs in some major ways from the film adaptation. The biggest difference is that the whole dream sequence scenario, in which people from Kansas are transmogrified into figures of fantasy, is entirely absent. Dorothy wears Silver Shoes, not Ruby Slippers [...]

    • Evgeny says:

      Some books are so well-known practically every person who has even a very brief knowledge of general literature knows that these books are about. In the light of this I really have no clue why I would bother to outline the plot of this one, but just in case somebody managed to miss it here goes. A little girl is transported into a magical land where she meets all kinds of magical creatures. She goes to visit the greatest wizard of the land hoping he would help her to get home. I want to get some [...]

    • Lisa says:

      "There is no place like Oz!" Most people are at some point facing the situation that something throws them off track. The reason might not be that a tornado catches your house and dumps it later in a strange land - on a wicked witch - but something quite similar in intensity might well happen to any of you. You will find yourselves lost, helpless, sad and without orientation in a strange place. What can you do? The first rule for Oz travellers is to stick together even if your worries and needs [...]

    • Katie says:

      I thought it interesting that in the foreword Baum says he didn't want this to be violent like the fairytales of the past and yet, a little girl transports to a strange land, kills the first person she meets, and teams up with three strangers to kill again. They also kill various creatures on their path of destruction.Perhaps we could savor all the violence but have a much more abridged version with the following:

    • Jason Koivu says:

      A wonderful tale for its time, this book has transcended its own intentions and exploded into an iconic creation that continues to instill its fans with cherished, lifelong memories. Although I usually prefer the original books over their movie adaptions, I have to hand it to the film this time. The Wizard of Oz took the best from the source material and embellished what was missing, adding what they needed to in order to create a truly magical experience that has endured to this day.The book an [...]

    • Nayra.Hassan says:

      كانوا أربعةولكن ليس كأي أربعةخرجوا للبحث عما ينقصهملم يكتفوا بالتمنيتغلبوا على العقباتبالكثير من الحبوهناك في مدينة الزمرد حصلوا على ما تمنوهولكن بعد ان أدركوا قيمة ما لديهم شكلت تلك الرواية جزء ثابت من طفولتنا لمن قراها ولمن شاهد الفيلم. .الابطال محملين برموزفخيال الماتة [...]

    • Mohsin Maqbool says:

      An innovative cover of Frank L. Baum's bookST of us have read L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and have enjoyed it. Many of us have also seen the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" which has been adapted from the book. So I am not going to write a review of the book or provide you any details about Dorothy, her pet dog Toto or any of her friends -- The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman and The Cowardly Lion. I will just recount to you an incident from my schoolboy days which has great relevance w [...]

    • Lindsey Rey says:

      This was very good!

    • Olivier Delaye says:

      First Fantasy YA to ever see the light of day? Nope.Flawless piece of literature? Nope. But then again is there even such a thing as a flawless book?Thought-provoking? Nope. Well, not anymore. Maybe when it came out it was. Probably.Groundbreaking? Yeah, kinda. In its own way.Simplistic prose and tropes? Sure, love it! Just as much as I love hard, complicated and even purple prose and seen-before tropes. Just because you've read the same trope time and time again doesn't make it suddenly horribl [...]

    • Ammara Abid says:

      Wonderful wonderland.

    • Brad says:

      My disappointment with the children's classics (with the exception of Pinocchio) has continued with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.It isn't bad. It really isn't, but it is not great either. It's nowhere near great. I wish I could say I was baffled by how this became the worldwide sensation it became, but that would be a lie. On stage and on film, The Wizard of Oz has become THE go-to kids entertainment of the last 80-odd years. It is so pervasive as to be a sort of children's propaganda entertainmen [...]

    • Melki says:

      One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents, aunt, uncle and some of my cousins coming to my house one evening to watch The Wizard of Oz. Why the big to-do? My dad's college professor salary had allowed us to own the only color television in the family. I remember the oohs and ahs exhaled by my relatives (and me) when Dorothy first stepped out of her gray world into the brilliant, Technicolor land of Oz! And, how my cousin Roxy fell asleep before the intrepid gang made it into [...]

    • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ says:

      I am determined to find the brilliance in Wicked so I've decided that sometimes, going to the root of the problem will bring clarity and perspective. I read this when I was very young and don't remember it. I really think I won't be able to understand Wicked until I re-read the original tale. So here goesReview 4/3/15Read a book that was made into a movieI think everyone has seen the movie or the musical or both, so unless you've been living under a rock or in an apocalyptic shelter for the past [...]

    • Ahmad Sharabiani says:

      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz = The Wizard of Oz (Oz #1), L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author 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 on numerous occasions, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 musical film adaptation. The story ch [...]

    • Whispering Stories says:

      The story of Dorothy, her little dog Toto and the cyclone that took her from Kansas to the Land of Oz, has been recognised by the Library of Congress as ‘America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale’.The original book by L. Frank Baum was published in 1900. Since then there have been numerous reprints of the book, plus movies, TV series, and stage shows.You only have to put ‘Wizard of Oz’ into any search engine and it will bring up many, many sites that sell memorabilia. I won [...]

    • Mike (the Paladin) says:

      I read this the first time when I was maybe 10 years old maybe younger, I'm not sure. I read that version over and over till the covers fell off and the first twelve pages were gone. Oddly, i never read all the other OZ books, but I love(ed) this one.Update: Thanks, I just got a like on my abbreviated review above^.This was one of the few books I owned as a child (literally one of a few. I had 3 books. Other than that I read Child Craftthe World Book Encyclopedia, my dad's collection of Zane Gre [...]

    • Leo . says:

      What a wonderful story. A scarecrow. A tin man. A Lion. And a young girl named Dorothy. All travelling the yellow brick road to find the Wizard Of Oz. He has all the answers, all the knowledge. A Wicked Witch Of The West is out to get them and they have a perilous task ahead of them. Are there hidden political meanings in this book? A scarecrow or a straw man? A man that does not exist. A tin man or a Robotoid? Devoid of feeling or emotion. A Lion? Or all of us? A great powerful beast. The King [...]

    • Ashley Daviau says:

      While I did very much enjoy this book, I honestly think I preferred the movie to the book. It is very rare you’ll hear me say that, but in this case, it’s definitely the truth. The book is excellent but I find the story was much more lively on the screen. Don’t get me wrong, I adored the book and read it in one sitting. But I just found it lacked a little of the spark that the movie had. It felt like things were rushed in the book, an incredibly important part of the story would only fill [...]

    • Barbara says:

      “Io voglio un cuore, perché il cervello non basta a farti felice, e la felicità è la cosa piú bella che esista al mondo.”

    • Alex says:

      It's Alice in Wonderland for Americans! No seriously, that's literally what Frank Baum was out for, which is. I guess? I mean raise your hand if you were like every time I read Alice in Wonderland I'm like, this is so fucking unAmerican, there hasn't even been one scene set in Kansas.Which by the way is not at all presented sympathetically, and of course how would you even do that, we all know what the deal is with Kansas, but here's Dorothy:No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people [...]

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