“I learn to appreciate this book now that I am an adult compare to when I was a kid. The book is a story of friendship, love, courage, good and evil on their adventure on the magical land of Oz. This classic is a must read!”i Cenizal wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“K. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by: L. Frank Baum
1. award(s): Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1968)
2. grade level: K-2
3. summary: This is a story about a young girl named Dorothy. She adventures to Oz after a tornado lifts her house up and drops it there. She meets three friends along the way to meet the Wizard who have things that they would like to discuss with him as well.
4. review: This is by far one of my favorite books. So much can be done with it! I personally would love to see some children act it out and put on a play for parents. It sparks to much creativity and imagination.
5. possible in class uses: put on a play for parents (good for memorization techniques), theme-talk (friendship, self-awareness)
“I loved this when I was little. My dad read it to me when I was about 4 or 5 & then I read it when I wasn't much older. I recently reread it, though, and have to say that I probably like the movie better.”Karin wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Anne Hathaway's reading of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz was quite a nice way to spend my drive home on Thanksgiving. If you have never read the book and have only seen the movie, I suggest taking the time to read the book, as it is a nice expansion of Baum's wonderful universe that is OZ.”Vandy Fan wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ages 8-12 (3rd-7th grade)
This story follows a young lady named Dorthy as she discovers a world called Oz after being swept away in a cyclone; this world is colorful and filled with munchkins. All Dorthy wants is to go home and on her journey there she meets a scarecrow, a tin man, a coward lion and the Wizard of Oz. Her and her dog meet numerous crazy people and finally make their way home in a different and exciting way.
This is one of my favorite movies so reading the book was a little different but I still loved it. The illustrations aren't as good as I would hope though. The storyline makes the book all worthwhile.
Teachers can use this book to spark and support children's imagination. They can also have the children create the world of oz in an art lesson. ”
“2. Grade Levels: 2-7
3. Summary: This book tells the story of Dorothy as her home is taken away by a cyclone and she ends up in Oz. Dorothy and her dog Toto encounter different people on their way to see the "Wizard of Oz".
4. Review: This is a cute and fun book. I think this is a story every child should know. There are cute pictures to go along with the story.
5. In-Class Uses: After reading this book, we can put on a class play. We can also discuss what we would feel like if our house was swept away and we ended up in a strange place. ”
“A fun story. Baum stated that he wanted to create a modern fairy tale in the foreword and he definitely succeeded. A book that will last through time that kids (and adults!) will enjoy. As a sidenote: I listened to this as an audiobook narrated by Anne Hathaway - and her performance was phenomenal. One of the best narrators I've heard in an audiobook; it sounded like there were numerous people! Great job by her.”Melissa S wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1030L”Lacey Renee wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“To be honest, I'm not sure which I liked more: the movie starring Judy Garland or the book. I like both, but the book is a bit darker and so different from the movie. ”Kisty wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“-Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1968)
-Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
-Reading and Language