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


Enjoyable original Wizard of Oz5 star

I’ve always loved the Wizard of Oz movie. This book was fun to read and you can tell the movie was an adaptation of it. Easy reading. There’s a park in Chicago dedicated to Frank Baum and Oz. We went there when our kids were young. That’s been a good 25, 20 years ago. Wonder if it’s still there55


Good read5 star

So much better than the film! As usual!55


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz5 star

A great classic I really enjoyed it.55


Wonderful5 star

A joy to read55


Loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️5 star

It really ave me imagination and made me think I am inside the story. It also gave my details than the movie.55

Lane conat

I loved it 5 stars recommend5 star

I loved the wizard of oz because it is full of adventure and playfulness it has excitement and it’s just amazing and it’s just so wonderful and magical and I give it five stars.55


Ok4 star

It was a good book but I think there should be more exciting.Other then that,I recommend it.👍45


Pretty good.4 star

Reading this book left me wishing that they had included more about the land of Oz than the film covered. Worth a read if you enjoyed the film, but it stands on its own without ever knowing the film existed, despite it’s fame.45

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


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