Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 1900
In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
Author: Lyman Frank Baum
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas, accompanied on her journey by the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
Author: L. F. Baum
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Release Date: 2014-10-29
This is the story of Dorothy and her friends. She goes to Kansas. The Good Witch and her friends help her go to meet the Wizard of Oz. Many weird episodes would enthral the young readers of today. The original flavour of these classics has been carefully retained in these abridged versions. Must be read by the youth, housewives, students and executives.
Author: Aljean Harmetz
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts
“Fantastic.” Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books “Grand.” Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times “Definitive.” Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker “A fluent, incisive and fair history of life in Hollywood during the golden age of films. The author seems to have talked to everyone with knowledge of what went on at MGM in its heyday. . . . Marvelous.” Publishers Weekly From the ten scriptwriters at work to the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the Witch's (accidental) burning, here is the real story of the making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed re-creation brings alive a major Hollywood studio and reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, and actors), how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made. We watch it happen--the bright, idiosyncratic, wildly devoted MGM-ers inventing the lines, the songs; flying hordes of monkeys through the sky; growing a poppy field; building the Emerald City (and 60 other sets); designing and sewing the nearly 1,000 costumes; enduring the pressures from the front office; choosing the actors. Here is Oz, a marvelous, unprecedented experience of studio life as it was lived day by day, detail by detail, department by department, at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known--at its moment of greatest power. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, and other books.
Author: Frank Baum
Publisher: Trajectory, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-07-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
"There's no place like home" Follow the yellow brick road filled with the adventures of young Dorothy and her dog, Toto. Their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here Dorothy meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the powerful Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is story of quiet wisdom and gentle humor that generations have remembered with a special feeling of affection. Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Author: Lyman Frank Baum
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Release Date: 1994-12-01
Genre: Literary Collections
At a state library conference in 1957 the director of the Detroit Public Library system fueled a controversy heard across the nation. He voiced the sentiment that L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz stories had no value. At that time it became apparent that even the original work in this series of more than twenty-five titles (additional Oz books were penned by Ruth Plumly Thompson and Rachael R. Cosgrove after Baum's death) - especially popularized by its third film rendition (MGM 1939) - was not readily available in children's stacks in American libraries. Furthermore, numerous librarians rallied in support of the Detroit director's proclamation, calling the Oz books "poorly written", "unimaginative", "negativistic", and "unwholesome". This paperback edition of Michigan State University Press's highly-acclaimed The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was has something special for everyone, including a reprint of the 1900 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with original W. W. Denslow illustrations; an essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Russel B. Nye, which explores Lyman Frank Baum's unique approach to children's literature and the irony of critical neglect in light of its extraordinarily popular success; a biographical sketch of Baum written by Martin Gardner; a bibliography of Baum's many publications, arranged chronologically and including anonymous and pseudonymous citations; and a new introduction by Maurice Hungiville describing the national controversy surrounding the first publication of this text in 1957.
Author: L Frank Baum
Release Date: 2017-06-23
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. Dorothy is a young orphaned girl raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in the bleak landscape of a Kansas farm. She has a little black dog Toto, who is her sole source of happiness on the dry, gray prairies. One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy and Toto inside, is caught up in a cyclone and deposited in a field in Munchkin Country, the eastern quadrant of the Land of Oz. The falling house kills the evil ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Good Witch of the North comes with the Munchkins to greet Dorothy and gives Dorothy the Silver Shoes (believed to have magical properties) that the Wicked Witch of the East had been wearing when she was killed. In order to return to Kansas, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the "Emerald City" or "City of Emeralds" and ask the Wizard of Oz to help her. Before she leaves, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from trouble. On her way down the road of yellow bricks, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted Tin Woodman with an oil can, and encourages them and the Cowardly Lion to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage. All four of the travelers believe that the Wizard can solve their troubles. The party finds many adventures on their journey together, including overcoming obstacles such as narrow pieces of the yellow brick road, vicious Kalidahs, a river, and the Deadly Poppies.