absolutely love this book.
I would love to read the book and I will certainly get it soon. I have seen it on tv too but that was a long time ago and I did not quite understand it. I am sure it will be a good read. Folu
The book does help you understand the movie
like so many classic books/movies, the movie is great, but it does not do justice to th ebook. pretty much two different experiences
I like the book and I hope to watch the movie.
how do i add this book and other books to my groups
This is a book to treasure. Try the other annotated editions of other classic childrens books in this series as well.
I really enjoyed reading this book. ıts funny especially if you watch iit after you read it. And make sure you make the sounds of the Wicked Witches while you read it! It can be fun that way
I think the description of how the tin man came to his fate is probably the most succinct, poetic descriptions of how a man can sacrifice everything to build a career and then discover too late that he has wasted his life.
Wow, I never thought of this. But I love it. I read this book to my second graders every year and so I have read it about twenty times. Every year I discover new insights. Thank you for this one.
Everyone I know identifies with one of the characters from this book. My favorite is the Scarecrow. I relate to his bumbling, stumbling management style that gets results despite his lack of confidence
Why does the author make the Witch sort of win inthe beginning and then the good guys totally win in the end?
I read this book to my second grade class every year. They love discovering that the lion, the scarecrow, and the tin man already have the qualities that they say they don't have. They love the gore and the scary parts. They beg to see the pictures and are disappointed when there is no picture of the Kalibas having their heads cut off. It makes me feel so good that they can be so engaged by a book that doesn't have all the pictures. Maybe they will be moved to turn off the gadgets and read.
I have recently started a group that plans to discuss this novel as well other prominent works of fiction:
Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century
A new group centered on a composite list of the best English-language fiction of the twentieth century. Please give it a look, join up and invite your friends!
I dont think oz is an american book. I think the oz books (there were at least 5 in the series) were published in europe and translated into english.
never-mind I was wrong- he was american.I cant remember where I got that info from. wikipedia has a nice spread on baum. Very interesting guy!