The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Discover this ultimate classic for the first time or fall in love with an old favourite all over again.

Genre:
Other
Author:
Lyman Frank Baum
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
25
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

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, marvelous 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 incidents 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 disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum

Chicago, April, 1900.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Lovatic Music: This book is great is keeps me on edge. Makes my heart swell with happiness and sadness at the same time! I love it!! Totally recommended!!

Efya Achiaa: Like every bit of the story .its interesting

M. Hafsa Tabassum: It was pretty good, very dramatic,had a lot of romance and had a nice ending too. There should be a sequel!

W: the story line is absolutely amazing and the development is rather well thought out

Jhune Brigitte Mapula Cruz: I love the story and the characters. I was hooked till the end. Salute to you, author! Great job!

Casualreader: This novel is brilliant! Excellent plot cannot wait for the ending, I will be satisfied I can tell.

Viv Fernandez: I liked how the author made it seemed realistic. So mistakes here or there. Overall fantastic

Kimberly: This was a great story. You fall in love with the characters. The story flows beautifully, and I can recommend it without reservations. There was a charm to the very "British"-ness of the author's world. By that, I don't mean it had stereotypical characterizations. Each of the characters had dept...

Preeti: Never read a book like this

More Recommendations

Eriabome Eguriase Olotewo: Kept me reading and reading and still reading😂😁👍

wolfybabe38: I find good but kinda twisted at the end. But all the same it's what makes it good. Good job had me hooked.

Komala Reddy: Gyni yuk ki the h I'll collemmt to finish gfty

Heather Kull: Great book all in all

Aspen C. Winters: This story is amazing in each and every sense possible. The last three chapters especially had me in tears constantly. The twists and turns were startling and shook me to the very core. I loved the way you depicted the deteriorating mental health of Amabel and how John was her grasp to reality. ...

rellerton: Nice little story, I love the characters. Story has good pacing, keeping me interested. Not too dramatic. Really enjoyed it. A good read!

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.