Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

My kids are enthralled with the Wizard of Oz. Did you know that there are eighteen Wizard of Oz stories? Sixteen are books, one is a set of comic book stories and the other is a book of short stories. Some of the names are very similar which creates a bit of confusion. The book in the picture is "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz." This is a different story than The Marvelous Land of Oz and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Here is a list of the works.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz
The Woggle-Bug Book
Ozma of Oz
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
The Road to Oz
The Emerald City of Oz
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Little Wizard Stories of Oz
Tik-Tok of Oz
The Scarecrow of Oz
Rinkitink in Oz
The Lost Princess of Oz
The Tin Woodman of Oz
The Magic of Oz
Glinda of Oz
The Royal Book of Oz


Each of the stories introduces fantasy lands and intriguing characters. Belina is a yellow hen that can talk. Polychrome is the Rainbow's daughter. In the land of the Mangaboos the people are made of vegetables and live in glass houses. The characters typically have interesting adventures while exploring new lands and usually end up in Oz. What I like best about these stories is the rich language and the descriptions. They make the imagination soar.


The descriptions are so visual the children have been listening and coloring non-stop.


We have been downloading the stories from Librivox onto the iPod and listening to them in the car. I like them just as much as the kids.





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3 comments:

  1. I remember reading every one of these books as a child. I need to find them for my daughter she has read a few but not all of them. I will have to figure our Librivox on the iPod, I haven't heard of that before. We just got the kids iPods

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  2. Listening to stories is such fun. My son loves listening to the Magic Tree House books on CD. It will be sharing this post.

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  3. You know I had that same edition of Dorothy and hte Wizard.

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