Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Wizard of Oz (book 1)

Have you ever read the Wizard of Oz? 

I started reading it on the 27th July and it's a friendly book but all i keep seeing is Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin man and all those brightly coloured munchins, as they are in the film.

Originally names The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published on the 17th May 1900 in Chicago by George M Hill Company, and reminds me somewhat of an older version of a Roald Dahl book. The film was released in 1939. Lyman Frank Baum was one of seven children born to an affluent family. He was thought to be a dreamer when he told his stories to his son but eventaully he wrote them down and they became the books about Dorothy Gale and the wizard of Oz.

So far i have read about a third of the book. Dorothy is making her way to Oz with Toto, the Tinman, the Scarcrow and the Lion in tow. The book is simply written and any child could read it with ease but i think today's children require more excitement and without the images of the film to help me along i'm not sure i would keep reading - but i am an adult.

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