The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum - PDF ebook

The wonderful wizard of Oz 

The wonderful wizard of Oz
The wonderful wizard of Oz 

From Introduction:

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvellous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations. 

Yet the old-time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood- curdling incident devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. 

Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder- tales and gladly dispenses with all dis- agreeable incident. Having this thought in mind, the story of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to pleasure the children of today. 

It aspires to be a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

The book contains coloured illustrations by W. W. Denslow


CHAPTER I. The Cyclone.
CHAPTER II. The Council with The Munchkins.
CHAPTER III. How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow.
CHAPTER IV. The Road Through the Forest.
CHAPTER v. The Rescue of the Tin Woodman.
CHAPTER VI. The Cowardly Lion.
CHAPTER VII. The Journey to The Great Oz.
CHAPTER VIIL The Deadly Poppy Field.
CHAPTER IX. The Queen of the Field Mice.
CHAPTER X. The Guardian of the Gates.
CHAPTER XI. The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz.
CHAPTER XII. The Search for the Wicked Witch.
CHAPTER XIII How the Four were Reunited.
CHAPTER XIV. The Winged Monkeys.
CHAPTER XV. The Discovery of Oz the Terrible.
CHAPTER XVI. The Magic Art of the Great Humbug.
CHAPTER XVII. How the Balloon was Launched.
CHAPTER XVIII. Away to the South.
CHAPTER XIX. Attacked by the Fighting Trees.
CHAPTER XX. The Dainty China Country.
CHAPTER XXL The Lion Becomes the King
of Beasts.
CHAPTER XXII. The Country of the Quadlings.
CHAPTER XXIIL The Good Witch grants Dorothy's Wish.

the book details :
  • Author: Lyman Frank Baum was an American author best known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts.
  • Illustrator:  W. W. Denslow
  • Publication date:1900
  • Company: Chicago; New York: G.M. Hill Co.

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