I had always wanted to read the Wizard of Oz books, but never had gotten around to it. I have seen the movie so, so many times and as I kid I had read some of the other L Frank Baum books that I found at the library, but never the story that the movie was based on! Since this is a kids book, it was a pretty quick read for me – that and the movie is pretty fresh in my mind so I was able to easily picture most of what was happening in the story since it was so similar. The book is a bit more detailed than the movie, which makes sense, and of course the real difference is that the shoes are SILVER! Not Ruby Red!
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About the book
Blown far from her home to the magical Land of Oz, little Dorothy must follow the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City and ask the Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz for help. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion by her side, Dorothy must first defeat the Wicked Witch of the West – but will the Wizard’s magic be enough to help her get home?