A fantastic movie, and novel. Check out Helen at High Fantasy Addict and her review of the timeless classic ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L Frank Baum.
Paperback, Collins Classics, 178 pages
Published 2010 by HarperCollins (first published 1900)
Greetings Brave Adventurers,
I’m a big fan of ‘reading the book’ before ‘seeing the movie’ (even though it often makes watching the movie an incredibly painful experience), but in the case of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I grew up on the 1939 Judy Garland film adaptation, never having read the book.
When I decided to purchase the DVD version of The Wizard of Oz for my kids, it came with a copy of the original book, and I thought it was time to put my ignorance of the original material to bed, and read L. Frank Baum’s ‘modern day fairytale’.
It’s a short read, intended for children, and supposed to be written ‘with the unpleasant elements toned down to suit American sensibilities’ (but a bit more on this later).
So, what did I think of the…
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