#56. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Who in this world does not know this classic story? Who would not know Dorothy? Toto the dog? the brainless Scarecrow? the heartless Tin Man? the Cowardly Lion? the Humbug Wizard of Oz? the Wicked Witch of the West?

This is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a classical children’s story written by L. Frank M. Baum.

Dorothy Gales, a kid living in Kansas with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. She, Toto and their house were bought to the land of Oz by a cyclone and accidentally killed the wicked wizard of the East. Then she travelled along her way to the Wizard of Oz knowing that he is the only who can bring her back to Kansas. As the journey continues, she met the Scarecrow in the middle of the field, then the Tin Man in the middle of the forest and the cowardly lion who attempted to eat (or kill) Toto. They followed the yellow brick road that leads to the Emerald City, the place where the wizard lives.

They asked the wizard their wishes, Dorothy wants to go back to Kansas, the Scarecrow wants to have brains, the Tin Man wants to have a heart and the Cowardly Lion wants courage. The wizard will fulfill their wishes in one condition. They must kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is discouraged for she can’t kill anyone (well, killing the other wicked witch is an accident). and as they went where the witch is, many disaster came. Still, they killed the witch.

They came back and discovered that the wizard is nothing but a humbug. Too bad. But in the end, Dorothy got home with the help of Glinda, teaching her to click her heels (and wearing the silver shoes) will send her back to Kansas.

“There is no place like Home!”

Bookmark: 4/4

Love the book. Though I already watched the movie many times!

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