The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

You’ve seen the iconic 1939 movie, but do you know about the talking field mice, the Winkies, and the Witch of the North that appear in the original book? L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic - the first title in the Oz series - is more complex and intricate than the movie, but just as colorful and fun. The story features a large cast of enchanting characters and a thrilling heroic quest.

Upon the book’s release in 1900, Baum wrote, “It aspires to be a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heart-aches and nightmares are left out.” Mission accomplished. Readers of all ages immediately fell in love with the story, demanding sequels, and Baum obliged, penning more than a dozen installments before his death in 1919.

Book Reviews


🙂4 star

what a story!45


Good book5 star

It was A VERY Good book! I read it and it was good. So Good!55


Great bedtime story5 star

A great American classic to read the children at night.55


Like being a child again!5 star

Made marvelous use of my own imagination.55

Mom of Disappointed Child

Great5 star

Amazing. Nothing. But. Amazing55


Amazing!!!5 star

I absolutely love this book and everything about it!!!55


Love The Movie5 star

Of course, I love the movie and wanted to see what story the book told. Lots of differences but, a great story. I’ll be off to a different book that has made it to the big screen.55


A masterpiece5 star

One of the best fairy tales of all time.55

Michal Teplan

Easy read!3 star

I wanted to know what all the fuzz was about. The Scarecrow-mhm, for someone with no brains, he sure does come up with a lot of ideas, even before he “gets” his brain. The Tin Woodman- for someone who claims to have no heart, he sure cries a lot for no good reason and feels (killing a bug for example). The Cowardly Lion claims to have no courage, but was going to eat Dorothy and her dog and the rest the first time they met. Some of it makes no sense.35


It is Pretty good4 star

I liked the book I just thought there could of been more feeling in it45

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