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Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Collins Classics)
Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Collins Classics) | L Frank Baum
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.'"Come along, Toto," she said. "We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again."'Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home.With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children's classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes.
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SomedayAlmost
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Annual family screening of Mama‘s favorite movie! #wickedwitch #Halloween #movies #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter

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Roary47
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My dad really liked the classic book to movie adaptations. Here are some of his copies I inherited. Using for prompt “wizards” #OminousOctober @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #Scarathon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Eggs Love the retro cover on the right 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

#Wizard
#OminousOctober

A popular choice today!!

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Eggs My choice too! 1mo
bthegood love this quote - 1mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Eggs My choice too 1mo
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fredamans
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Eggs My choice too 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💚🌟💛 1mo
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Lizpixie
The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum
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#OminousOctober #Day5 #Candy I couldn‘t find my copy of The Sugar Queen(candy on its cover)and I tore apart my library! So you get the Lollipop Guild instead from Munchkin Land in Oz. I loved these books as a kid, read them over & over when I could find copies in my local library, so I just had to buy the hardcover boxed set a few years ago. Which Oz book is your favourite? 🍭👧🏻🐶🌪 #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

Eggs Love Sugar Queen 🍭🍫🍬 2mo
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GirlNamedJesse
Wonderful Wizard of Oz | L Frank Baum
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Lily and I had a wonderful time reading this together! We watched the movie after and she was full of questions about why the story was different between the two. 🦁🪓🦅 🧙‍♂️ 🧺 🧙‍♀️ 🙊 🌪

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GirlNamedJesse
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Lily requested we start this tonight by reading the American Girl sized reproduction. I made it three chapters before my eyes gave out and switched to ebook. 👓 Loving reading this together (with dolls Crystal & Harmonica looking on 🤣)!

marleed Great pic! 3mo
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Lizpixie
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#AlphabetGame #letterW

This one has to be The Wizard Of Oz! I was obsessed with these books when I was in primary school, I haunted our local library for each book in the series. Though this one wasn‘t my favourite from it, TikTok of Oz & Ozma Of Oz have that spot, they wouldn‘t have existed without this first story. I have a beautiful bound set I‘m hoping to read with my grandbabies soon.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 3mo
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

I decided to finally read this entire series so I started with a reread of the first book. It's the only book in the series that I've read, but I'm a huge fan of all things Oz related.

My journey down the yellow brick road was just as enjoyable as my first trip with the band of misfits. I love the friendship that develops and how each character learns to believe in themselves, with a little help of course. 😁

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1900 L. Frank Baum introduced the magical world of Oz to the masses with the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The name Oz came from a filing cabinet - Baum couldn't come up with a name for his magical world and looked around the room for inspiration, until his eyes landed on a drawer marked "O to Z". (Cont'd in comments) #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs There were many changes made for the iconic movie adaptation, many for visual impact in the new technicolor film. Does anyone know what colour Dorothy's shoes were in Baum's original tale? 6mo
Aims42 @TheKidUpstairs I think they were silver? 6mo
TheKidUpstairs @Aims42 that's right! Changed to ruby red to stand out in technicolor. 6mo
Aims42 @TheKidUpstairs Wohoo! 🙌 6mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
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📚📚📚📚📚 Such a simple story. I‘ve seen the movie but never read the book and was so surprised it‘s so short - it is a children‘s book after all. This was another audiobook for the month.

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hannah-leeloo
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Trainers for me lol but statement is still true

curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo so true, and im especially feeling it after the weekend my Maggie had:( ill email you tomorrow, sweet friend💜 9mo
hannah-leeloo I'm hoping Maggie is ok @curiouserandcurioser 🫂❤ always here for you all 8mo
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Eggs ❤️💙❤️💙 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👠 9mo
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Becker
The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum
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A light enjoyable read. I enjoyed both the similarities & differences between the book and the movie 🎥

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hannah-leeloo
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Happy reading 📚 ❤📖 hope you're all ok

Cupcake12 Totally agree, especially with a cosy blanket, cuppa and some biscuits!! I‘m easily pleased 🤣 11mo
Schwifty Spotify: Dark Academia Classical
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Prince of Wales tea
Robe
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Bookwormjillk
The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum
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I love the movie so much I had a hard time getting into this, but loved the reading by Anne Hathaway so it‘s a pick. I realize people love this book and I am probably making your skin crawl. Sorry about that!

This is my Kansas book for #ReadingUSA - challenge complete!

#DashingDecember book 3 of 5 #WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon #LittenListen #WrapItUpReadathon #ChristmasMyWay #WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs

TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖 11mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 11mo
WJCintron 😃 Thanks for sharing!! I'm gonna listen to it for sure. I bet Anne did a great job!! Love her!! 🙌 11mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! Love that coincidence!! 12mo
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hannah-leeloo
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Saw these and thought of you, you know about these? @curiouserandcurioser @wordslinger42 @recommendations #wizardofoz @oz

Soscha I love them! I‘ve read through all the Baum, up to Ruth Plumly Thompson‘s “Handy Mandy in Oz”, the 31st in the series! 🤯 13mo
wordslinger42 Wait, there are Oz books beyond what Baum wrote?! I see a new bookcase in my future 😅 13mo
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Brooke_H
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I can‘t find this book in Litsy! But it‘s definitely my Cute Book of the Day. #LibraryWork

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jacobmedicinecrane
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I really love the book, its suspenseful and that's what I love about the book.

MrsBabki Great start. Watch sentence structure. 1y
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Soubhiville
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I had no idea this book was so different from the movie based on it. I have fond memories of the movie, mostly because it was a big event whenever it came on TV; my sister and I would be allowed to stay up late and we would have big bowls of popcorn and watch it with our parents. (This was in the days of TVs with dials that you had to change between the 3 channels by hand! 🤣)

I found this copy in a LFL, and it was fun reading it!

rubyslippersreads I fondly remember the days when Oz was a once-a-year event. 😊 Is that Toto in your photo? 😂 1y
AmyG Ha! I remember those days. My brother got a TV for his Bar Mitzvah with a channel changer which was such a BIG DEAL. It will always be more fun to watch The Wizard of Oz the old way- once a year. 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures Mary Poppins was the book that really surprised me! Julie Andrews and all her love didn't prepare me for how mean book Poppins was 😳 1y
Soubhiville @rubyslippersreads that would be Sietje 😊🐶 1y
mandarchy @ChaoticMissAdventures I'm with you on this one. Such a creepy book series. 1y
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Lissy1
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Today I finished reading the wizard of oz. I can‘t really complain about short reads because I usually just use them as a little in between to longer books. However, this is definitely a lot more violent than I remember. Definitely not for children, I struggled even as an adult :/
I gave this book 3 stars ✨

#book #books #bookly #read #reading #bookshelf #bookreview #review #thewizardofoz

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Lissy1
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Today I finished the wizard of oz. I fancied a quick read and this was the only one I had left on my shelf. Here are the stats and my review will follow in the next post :)

#book #books #read #reading #bookshelf #bookly #booklystats #stats #statistics #readingstats #wizardofoz #musical #dorothy #emeraldcity

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I wore these shoes today and not a single comment was made…

Kind of upsetting 😋
It‘s likely to rain tomorrow so I think it‘ll be a practical boot kind of day…

Butterfinger I love them. 1y
Cathythoughts I love them too ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookishMarginalia Love them! 1y
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batsy Too cute ❤️ 1y
Chelsea.Poole Those are awesome! 1y
RaeLovesToRead RUBY SLIPPERS!!!!!!! Gorgeous shoes 😁❤ 1y
kspenmoll Beautiful!!! 1y
Andrea313 Love these! 😍 1y
quietjenn Too cute! 1y
RavenLovelyReads Where, oh where can one find those shoes..❤️❤️ 1y
marleed Time to find a new job :) 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RavenLovelyReads, I‘ve got a few pairs - but sadly only one sparkly set. https://kungfumary.com 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @marleed, you might be right! 1y
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Addison_Reads
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#SpringSentiments @Eggs

The cowardly lion is certainly #Timorous, but his friends help him find his courage in the end. 💜

Eggs Love this illustration 💕⭐️💕 2y
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abookdragonsretreat
The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum

𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚊𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚒𝚝 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚜 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚛𝚞𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚍, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚢.

Arkrayder True! Hello Amy McDonald. 👋 2y
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abookdragonsretreat
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A very enjoyable classic, which I really enjoyed reading. Though a bit darker than expected at times, I loked the plot and all the whimsical characters we meet. I love the Land of Oz and the magic it brings, the short chapters with a lot happening was great, and I loved the sense of childhood it brings! Definitely need to watch the movie next so I can pick out all the differences!
I also really liked the morals of the story too❤

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Tattooedteacher
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Prompt: Emerald. #quotsymar21

TK-421 💚 2y
rubyslippersreads And wear the right pair of shoes! 😄👠🌈 2y
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I really enjoyed this. Definitely a lot more going on in the book than the musical. And darker at times. Dorothy is a little girl, the shoes are silver not red, and many other differences (but not too far off the mark). Just a lot of really interesting creatures and good narrative. I listened to the free audiobook from Apple Books, and there‘s also a free eBook!

AkashaVampie was it a good listen? I bet Tituss was awesome!! 2y
sdbruening @AkashaVampie yes, very animated 😊 2y
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AmyG
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Bernie meme of the day

Chrissyreadit Yes!!!! 2y
BookishMarginalia Love it! 2y
Caroline2 😂 I am in stitches!!! 2y
Deblovestoread I love this one! 2y
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Laughterhp
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read this before. The 3rd book in the series is on the best 100 fantasy list, so I figured I should get started on the first two before I read that one.

This was interesting. I can‘t believe it was written in like the 1900s. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve seen the movie, but I know it well enough to spot some of the differences.

#JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
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Having read this a long time ago, I remember liking it for what it was, but it is definitely different from the movie!
#throwbackthursday

rubyslippersreads No ruby slippers, for one thing. 👠😄 2y
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Shared one of my favorite movies of all time with my son tonight! Loved watching his eyes grow big. He likes the Tin Man. Also 6 points for #TeamHarkness! @StayCurious #scarathalon #witches #classicfilms

AmyG I love this movie, too. One of my childhood favorites. Iused to run i to the bathroom when the flying mo keys showed up! 🤣 (edited) 2y
SomedayAlmost Lol! My son asked us to forward it when the witch was mocking Dorothy in the tower, but he was brave about the scary (yet cool) monkeys. 2y
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Lazy Saturday

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Klou What a great pick!! Seems so obvious now someone's picked it but this one hadn't even crossed my mind!! Thanks for taking part! Can't wait to see more! 😊 2y
EadieB @Klou Thanks for this idea! So much fun! (edited) 2y
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Girl and 3 - no, 4 companions (sorry Toto) wander across magical lands generally causing mayhem & bludging off the inhabitants in their quest to find each of the 5 their heart‘s desire (guess yours is the same as Dorothy‘s, Toto).

I reread this after 2 decades & it has lost some of its magic for me. 3⭐️

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As a kid, I didn‘t like the Wizard of Oz movie, so I‘ve put off rewatching it as an adult or reading the book. However, I‘ve had many people recommend the book so listening while it was currently available for free through #AudibleStories seemed perfect. I‘m glad that I did because this was a wonderful story of friendship and adventure.

#audiobook

rubyslippersreads Obviously I‘m biased, but give the movie another try. It‘s my favorite from childhood, but even as an adult, always a comfort movie, especially when I‘m looking for “someplace where there isn‘t any trouble.” 😊🌈 #theresnoplacelikehome 3y
Daisey @rubyslippersreads I do want to give it another try after reading the book. 3y
ShardaeP Have you seen The Wiz? It has Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, so the music in it is phenomenal!#BlackVersionOfTheWizardOfOz 3y
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Leftcoastzen Cool! 3y
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This was okay! I couldn't help but compare it to Alice In Wonderland and Dorothy's character wasn't as interesting to me as Alice, she had little personality while Alice was full of personality.