Journey Through The Classics Update!

August 14, 2010

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
By: L. Frank Baum

This is my 2nd time reading this book and I loved it every bit as the 1st! The story of Dorothy trying to get back to Kansas is so enchanting and fun!

The book gets the story going right away- which I always love. A cyclone picks up Dorothy's house and lands it in Munchkinland. From this moment on Dorothy is in for one adventure after another. And on her journey to the Emerald City she runs into one interesting character after another.

I have to say, it's impossible to read the book and not compare it to the movie it inspired. I'll tell you now, there are some things shared by both, but A LOT of things NOT. I LOVED seeing what was kept and what was changed. For instance, there are no ruby slippers (in the book they are silver), nor is the Wicked Witch of The West chasing after Dorothy through the whole book. In fact, she plays a small role in the book and only after Dorothy and company go looking for her.

If you love the movie, you will probably enjoy the book! It's a great read that will go by quickly! I look forward to the day when I can read it with my girls. I am sure this is another classic that I'll read many, many times in the future!


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on August 15, 2010 at 1:11 AM said...

Great review! I actually haven't read the book yet, but I loved the movie and it seems I should give the book a try. Thanks for sharing!

Jen on August 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM said...

i hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Steve on August 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM said...

I think it is great that you choose to review these classics. So many forget about them and yet they are gems. Thanks!

Jen on August 16, 2010 at 9:44 PM said...

Thank you!! I enjoy reading them! Some of these are re-reads for me. I'm glad you're enjoying them!!

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