The Wizard Of Oz Book Review #28

The Wizard Of Oz is one of my favourite movies. This was a good thing a few years ago when Ella was a toddler because she got fixated on it and we ended up buying three copies of the DVD because she kept wearing them out!

For some reason, I’ve never thought about reading the books until I saw they were free audiobooks on Audio Book Treasury

The Wizard Of Oz

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

When Dorothy and her little dog Toto are caught in a tornado, they and their Kansas farmhouse are suddenly transported to Oz, where Munchkins live, monkeys fly and Wicked Witches rule. Desperate to return home, and with the Wicked Witch of the West on their trail, Dorothy and Toto – together with new friends the Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow and cowardly Lion – embark on a fantastic quest along the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Emerald City. There they hope to meet the legendary, all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who alone may hold the power to grant their every wish.

My Thoughts

This is a lovely book and I enjoyed it. I wish I’d read it when I was younger as it would probably have been one of my favourite stories.

The following part of the story made me laugh and I had to share it with Ella and Ant who both found it hilarious that the tin man thought it was wrong of the wildcat to kill the mouse but it was perfectly fine for him to decapitate the wildcat!

The Tin Woodman was about to reply when he heard a low growl, and turning his head (which worked beautifully on hinges) he saw a strange beast come bounding over the grass toward them. It was, indeed, a great yellow Wildcat, and the Woodman thought it must be chasing something, for its ears were lying close to its head and its mouth was wide open, showing two rows of ugly teeth, while its red eyes glowed like balls of fire. As it came nearer the Tin Woodman saw that running before the beast was a little gray field mouse, and although he had no heart he knew it was wrong for the Wildcat to try to kill such a pretty, harmless creature.
So the Woodman raised his axe, and as the Wildcat ran by he gave it a quick blow that cut the beast’s head clean off from its body, and it rolled over at his feet in two pieces.

There are quite a few books in the series, which I also never knew until now. They’re all available as free audiobooks so I’ll certainly be listening to the others while I’m cleaning and working on my papercrafts 🙂

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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4 Comments

  1. Lorna Holland 4th August 2019 at 10:43 pm

    It’s been a long time since I read The Wizard of Oz but it’s a wonderful, timeless story – and one I should definitely get around to reading again soon! #readwithme

  2. Catherine @ Story Snug 3rd August 2019 at 7:32 am

    I love the film but have never read the books, I didn’t realise there was more than one. I may download them to listen to in the car.

    #ReadWithMe

  3. mumjd 30th July 2019 at 9:20 pm

    My boys had a picture book version of this. Don’t think I ever had a copy but used to watch it on the TV every Christmas and I remember going to see an amdram stage version. Haven’t seen Wicked the musical which I understand is also in the series #readwithme

  4. Bec @IshMotherBec 30th July 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I read the book years ago and remember really enjoying it, even though I’ve never been keen on the film. I meant to read the others too but never got round to it. Thanks for reminding me! #readwithme

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