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Toto's Tale: The Wizard Was Odd Trilogy

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A Wizard of Oz, Epic Adventure...For 21st Century Readers

A commemorative series from a unique perspective, Toto's! A multidimensional plot-twister w updated cast of wondrous, quirky misfits.

The original Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published in the year 1900. America was for the first time, the world's most affluent country, yet, electrical lighting, indoor plumbing, a
Published January 10th 2019 by BookBaby
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Aug 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Well, this could very interesting and fun! Note: this is a Kickstarter campaign. I am sharing to help spread the word. Please do not feel obligated to donate, but I'd hate to discourage anyone from doing so, too. Check out the video and if this 21st century Wizard of Oz is something you'd like to back, then I'd encourage that. Thank you for your time.
Scarlett Jensen
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a fascinating take on the journey to the land of Oz to seek the good graces of the Wizard. But the good clashes with evil in the form of witches. We have a story of mysticism, sorcery, and such. However, none in Oz knows what lies there in the madness or beyond the Wizard. The unfamiliarity cause fear and anxiety.

An innocent harmless little girl of fifteen, is going to the Emerald City to ask the Great Oz for help. Oz is a wellspring of magic, and no one, not even the Wizard knows every cr
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Commemorating L. Frank Baum for his Wonderful Wizard of Oz 120th Anniversary’

Florida author Robert (Bob) Moyer (aka Peeky) earned his degree in Accounting from Florida State University and has been a Florida Real Estate Broker, the president of The Vanguard Management Group, Inc, and is a Licensed Community Association Manager. For the past ten years Bob has added writing children’s books to his repertoire, and he shares his output on his website

Coupling homage and parody, Bob revi
Amy Williams
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This take on the famous L. Frank Baum novel “The Wizard of Oz” is a must-read for any fan of the books or movies. In this novel, we learn about the adventures in Oz from Toto’s point-of-view in voice which is at times humorous and tense, anxious and joyful, but above all devoted to his favorite girl Dorothy.

Author Bob Moyer, a talented author who has written books for those young at heart for nearly a decade, depicts Dorothy as an innocent young girl, who, while obsessed with makeup and her Sund
Carolina Solano
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For all us who have read the Wizard of Oz at some point or have seen the movie, we know that Toto is Dorothy's dog. In the original story, they both fly out of their home in Kansas, due to a tornado, which sends them to the world of Oz, where they live numerous adventures and meet extravagant characters. In this book, the stories of Toto The Wizard Was Odd Trilogy, the story is familiar but is told from another point of view: from the eyes of Toto. It is a fresh and very well told story. This is ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Toto’s Tale: The Wizard Was Odd Trilogy by Robert Moyer and others is quite an epic adventure to readers! As a big fan of The Wizard of Oz, I was excited to pick up this book and read it, and the story did not disappoint me. It really brings to life so many things about the mystery and fantasy land. I felt like a little kid again as I was excited to read this story every time I picked up the book. The characters are as exciting and classic as ever and it was thrilling to join them in their adven ...more
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those of you who love the beloved tale of the Wizard of Oz, you may want to consider reading Toto’s Tale: The Wizard was Odd. This is seriously a one of a kind twist on a classic tale I would have never asked for. It is very easy for us to forget that Dorothy wasn’t the only one who got swept away from Kansas. Toto is easily one of the most easily overlookable characters. Even though it is a retelling, it is very unique, and I never expected so much to come from a story through the eyes of o ...more
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great adventure book

From the very beginning this book caught my attention and it was impossible to put it down. I devoured it! This is great adventure book is called “Toto´s tale: The Wizard was Odd Trilogy”. It is the first book in a trilogy written by Robert (Bob) Moyer. He has written other fiction books for a long time for children and also for young adults.

I found the reading extremely absorbing and riveting. It has an interesting plot and well-developed characters. Also, there are lots o
Mercedes Diaz
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new addition to one of my all-time favorite fantasy "worlds". This story gave Toto such an amazing voice and kept true to dog nature with subtle hints and characteristics. Overall, this was amazing to read and I’m so happy it’s out there in the world. The Wizard of Oz has so many different renditions and additions now, but if you’re looking for something generally true to the Oz realm with a new perspective and great new twists then this is the book for you.

Toto is courageous, bold, and surpri
Rachel Kester
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Robert Moyer takes readers back into the wonderful world of Oz where they see the famous events that occurred here not through the eyes of Dorothy but of her faithful companion Toto. This canine is taken into the magical land where he must learn how to navigate through it while also meeting some quirky characters along the way.

If you enjoy The Wizard of Oz or are looking for an interesting read, definitely pick this book up. Not only is it written from a unique perspective, but it’s pack
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most of us know the classic story of the Wizard of Oz whether having watched the film or read the book. This book ,Toto's Tale: The Wizard Was Odd Trilogy by Bob Moyer is a different take on that classic, told from Toto's point of view. As in the original, Toto and Dorothy are swept up into a tornado, this time though it is a different kind of journey, one where Dorothy is looking for a cure for her Uncle Henry who is dying. This story is just as fantastical as the original, maybe even more so a ...more
Mia C.
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Toto’s Tale” is part of a trilogy called The Wizard Was Odd written by Robert (Bob) Moyer, edited by Joyce Sweeny and ilustrated by Ruslan Vigovsky, Christian Stiehl, Anna Shpylevska and Ryan Durney.
I haven’t read all the trilogy yet, but after finishing this one I can say that it is a trilogy that I would certainly like. This epic adventure has a very good plot that was carefully thought about and that has well described and developed characters. There are many twists which make the story even
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve loved the Wizard of Oz since childhood, so of course I had to check out Toto’s Tale. I didn’t expect much out of it, because I’m usually disappointed with books that are sort of off shoots of things I love, but this book actually was delightful. It was interesting seeing things from the perspective of Toto, which is something I never actually thought I would experience. The author makes the story lots of fun though, which had me laughing quite a bit throughout the tale. This book goes by fa ...more
A Cannady
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If The Wizard of Oz was part of your childhood, you have to read “Toto’s Tale: The Wizard Was Odd Trilogy” by Bob Moyer. Many recent books have shown this story from other perspectives, most famously “Wicked,” the wicked witch’s perspective on what really went down. But who would have thought about telling the tale from Toto’s point of view? It’s a funny and enjoyable story in which Dorothy and Toto end up in Oz, but the twist is that Uncle Henry is dying and Dorothy has to talk the Wizard into ...more
Jo Bass
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoyed the Wizard of Oz stories as a child, you will probably like this story. Told from Toto’s point of view, Dorothy, the Munchkins and all the other memorable characters come across a little differently from the original book by L. Frank Baum, and definitely different from the singing extravaganza from Warner films. Humorous, a little different, and certainly skewed from the original, lovers of fractured fairy tales will be delighted with this re-telling of the original story. Bearing ...more
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wizard of Oz is a story we are all familiar with. However, something keeps drawing us back. There have been countless movies, TV shows, and books that have their unique takes on the world that L. Frank Baum created over 100 years ago now.

This is another take on the tale—this time told from Toto’s perspective. The land of Oz is still there but takes on new flavors with new quirks. There is a science-fictiony, steampunk feel to this work that is endearing. The characters are interesting. This
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Retellings of old fairy tales have been en vogue for a while now, but this is one of the first retellings I've read since Wicked. The basic premise of Dorothy and Toto landing in Oz and taking a journey was the same, but it was more modern and humorous for me than the original. Dorothy is a makeup wearing teen with a sick uncle who falls down the proverbial rabbit hole while seeking a cure for him. I couldn't tell if the story was meant to be a parody or a modern retelling, but I found it didn't ...more
Shanell Meek
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting spin off of the original novel The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I have always been a fan of The Wizard of Oz and have read my copy so much the pages are taped together! So I was excited to see this new trilogy with a whole new spin on it. I wasn’t sure I would like it but was pleasantly surprised that I fell in love with it. I guess at least having it on my kindle it won’t show the wear and tear my poor Wizard of Oz book does, but it will get read just as much I am s ...more
Jessie Hilbert
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not really expecting to like this book. The title through me off, just another book with a wizard in it. You know the deal. However, this book surprised me. As someone who enjoyed both the classic storybook and Wizard of Oz films this book really met every expectation. Robert Moyer's take on tale was entertaining, captivating and turn page worthy. I'm telling you, you will not be disappointed after reading. If you're looking for a witty, funny tale, look no further. I highly recommend to a ...more
Amy Koller
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will be honest, I was not really expecting to like this book, it seemed like it was going to be little more than another, played out, Wizard of Oz story or the like. To my pleasant and unexpected surprise, I thoroughly loved this rendition and new take on the story. It is significantly different that what I had thought and imagined. It was darker, more interesting, and simply just more extensive than what I thought it was going to be. Whether you are a fan of the “Wizard of Oz” type stylized b ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who enjoyed both the classic storybook and Wizard of Oz films in childhood, a big fan of Wicked as an adult, and a dog lover…I had high hopes about Robert Moyer’s “Toto’s Tale: The Wizard Was Odd”. Simply put, this is a refreshing spin, an interesting perspective and a totally enjoyable book! It is an adorable take on a classic and a fitting tribute for the 120th anniversary of L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Highly recommended for readers young and old, and especially for tho ...more
Katie Maughan
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am such a sucker for new takes on Old stories that we all grew up with. I love and having people put their spin on things and see how others view the world and view our childhood stories that we all grew up on. This was a great take on Wizard of Oz. And I enjoyed every second of it. It was very creative and clever and I recommend it to anyone who loves the original
Gina Oster
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s amazing that, no matter how many times I read this book, it continues to consume all my senses…..pulled at my emotions all over again. And once I finished Toto's Tale I couldn't wait to order Trail of Tears( It's sequel). ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A very interesting twist on the original book. Found it quite delightful!
Carolyn Pearson
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Feb 13, 2018
Bob Moyer
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Very funny , fast moving, and witty. Lots of twists, better than the original book. Hard to put down. Will check out the second book, Trail of Tears.
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