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Preview — The Wizard of Oz by Deidre S. Laiken
The Wizard of Oz (Great Illustrated Classics)
-- Over 100 illustrations in each book
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The girl Dorothy and her dog Toto got blown away by a cyclone to a country called Oz where she met four witches and a very famous wizard-the Wizard of Oz. She met the Scarecrow, Tin man and Cowardly Lion.They set for an adventure to find the Wizard of Oz and ask for help. They went to Emerald City and saw the Wizard of Oz but he said they need to kill the Witch of the West first. They killed the wi...more
Not much of an " adaptation" as the back of the book implies, more like a skimming off the top of the main plot points and central characters. It was the first "big-kid book" my 4.5 yr. old and i have completed together and I am glad that we shared this experience, even if the book was obscenely dumbed down from the original. It was a good starting point for her as a young reader (or listener) and for me to gauge what she will be interested and intrigued by in the future. She was pleasantly sur...more
As my boys get older (5 & 7), I want to share the classics with them we have started a nightly read. We are attempting to read at least a chapter a night but often that leads to more :) This first time we decided to read a beautifully illustrated shorter version of The Wizard of Oz Illustrated by Charles Santore.
My boys were captivated by the story of Dorothy on her journey into the world of Oz. In fact they would rather read this book than watch cartoon or play games. We were all taken wit...more
I don't think it was this version because I'm pretty sure the edition I read was well over 400 pages, but I cant seem to find it so here I am.
This book is a classic. The story is absolutely wonderful and I remember reading it as fast as my little eyes could because of how captivated I was by the plot.
It's so enjoyable and light-hearted. Honestly, I don't know what else I could write about it because everyone knows the story of the Oz, Dorothy and her friends...more
Emma - Age 5
The Wizard of Oz was about getting to the Wizard and getting back home to Kansas. She makes friends with a scarecrow, a tinman and a lion and she meets some mice and winged monkeys. She got a wistle from the mice and a golden cap from the winged monkeys. She realizes that the Wizar...more
The wizard of oz was a really good book. I really like it, it have a lot of adventures. The main character Dorothy find a lot of strange character in her way to the wizard of oz. They all wanted to see the wizard of oz because they all wanted to make a wish.
The funny part of this book was that Dorothy was inviting all the stranger creatures to see the wizard of oz, so he can accomplish their...more
What a fast read this was. I read it one Saturday morning in bed while I waited for the woman I was dating at the time to wake up. I was about to read Wicked and I wanted to brush up on my Oz knowledge before doing so. It was a pleasant read and I liked all the stuff that was in it that wasn't in the film.