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The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's immensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire.

Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's immensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire.
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Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's immensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Burns

Length:

3h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:16