The Wizard of Oz (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

The Wizard of Oz (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Daisy Alberto

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0375869948

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This classic Stepping Stone edition, brings the classic Wizard of Oz tale to first chapter book readers. Includes art from the original Wizard of Oz!

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As an adult, Baum worked in the theater, newspapers, and magazines, manufactured axle grease, managed a general store, and raised chickens! In 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published and became an overnight success. Two years later, a musical version of the book was produced onstage, with Baum writing the lyrics. He wrote fourteen Oz books and nine other fantasies. More authors contributed to the Oz series, making a total of forty books. The famous movie starring Judy Garland came out in

over her arm. “Come along, Toto,” she said. “We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas!” It did not take her long to find the road paved with yellow bricks that led toward the Emerald City. As she and Toto walked along, Dorothy was surprised to see how pretty the country was. There were neat fences at the sides of the road, painted blue. Beyond them were fields of grain. When they had gone several miles, Dorothy climbed to the top of a fence to rest. In the

was greenish. At his side was a large green box. “What do you wish in the Emerald City?” the man asked. “We came here to see the Great Oz,” answered Dorothy. “It has been many years since anyone asked to see Oz,” the man said. “I am the Guardian of the Gates, and since you ask to see the Great Oz, I must take you to his palace. But first you must put on spectacles.” “Why?” asked Dorothy. “Because if you did not, the brightness of the Emerald City would blind you,” said the Guardian of the

Dorothy. “What is your command?” he asked. “We wish to go to the Emerald City,” said Dorothy. No sooner had she spoken than two of the Monkeys caught her in their arms. More Monkeys carried the Scarecrow and the Woodman and the Lion. One little Monkey picked up Toto and flew after them. In no time, Dorothy looked down and saw the shining green walls of the Emerald City. The Monkeys set the travelers down carefully before the gate, and flew off as fast as they had appeared. Dorothy, the

Dorothy. “What is your command?” he asked. “We wish to go to the Emerald City,” said Dorothy. No sooner had she spoken than two of the Monkeys caught her in their arms. More Monkeys carried the Scarecrow and the Woodman and the Lion. One little Monkey picked up Toto and flew after them. In no time, Dorothy looked down and saw the shining green walls of the Emerald City. The Monkeys set the travelers down carefully before the gate, and flew off as fast as they had appeared. Dorothy, the

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