The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: W. W. Denslow

Interest Level:
4-8

Lexile Framework:
1000L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.9

Guided Reading Level:
V

Age:
9-13

Genre:
Fantasy, Classics

Subject:
Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Growing Up, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches, Friends and Friendship

About This Book

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home."

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.

This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.


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