The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Written by L. Frank Baum
Book #1 in the Oz Series
8 - 13
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Jan 15, 2023
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“If we walk far enough,” said Dorothy, “I am sure we shall sometime come to some place.” A storm tears through rural Kansas and a young farm girl named Dorothy finds herself and her farmhouse swallowed by a cyclone and transported to a magical land called Oz. This unexpected passage into this land of wonders is not without its peril as her farmhouse has fallen on the Wicked Witch of the East. Without pause, the Good Witch of the North appears and presents Dorothy with the Wicked Witch’s prized magical silver shoes. The wonders of Oz abound, but Dorothy wants nothing more than to go back home to her family. The Good Witch instructs Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road all the way to the Emerald City, where she must solicit the great and powerful Wizard of Oz for help in returning her back home. Dorothy’s journey down the yellow brick road begins uneventful, but with Wicked Witches running amok, will it remain that way?

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Dorothy makes quite a few friends during her adventures in the land of Oz. Why do you think she's able to make friends so easily?
  • Dorothy and her friends faced many obstacles on their journey. What traits do you think helped them in these situations, and how might you try to use those traits while facing obstacles in your own life?


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Book Details

Publication Date
January 15, 2023
Page Count
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 13 years
Lexile® Level
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