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

clasic reader

Loved it5 star

This is a very good book for kids who are yearly readers. I would definitely recommend this for anyone.55


My favorite5 star



Good for a kids book4 star

Fun book, 2 Complaints... 1. This book reuses the word AND, so much. And tells the reader things they already told us. For instance, “and Dorothy, and Toto, and the scarecrow, and The Tin Woodsman, and The Cowardly Lion, etc. 2. There are extremely wacky characters that are there for the sake of more characters. Most of these bazaar characters, only return into the story for 1 page, once more, or never again. Those are my main complaints. Though a little one is that the end feels extremely time crunched.45


Surprising5 star

I had no idea the book was so different from the movie which I love. I actually prefer the book now because there is so much more to the story.55

Hasek endow

Wonderful Fairy Tale5 star

Still a great children’s read and the start of an amazing series of fairy tales.55


Classic4 star

Loved this book.45


Wow!5 star

This book was wonderful!55


Really good book5 star

This is a great book if you want to pass time55


Really Enjoyable Read5 star

Throughout the whole book, there were small twists here and there keeping you very engaged. I absolutely loved the character of Dorothy as she makes new friends and somehow manages to kill 2 witches like are you kidding?!?! 🤣55


🙂4 star

what a story!45

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