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date: 14 October 2019

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (1900) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A novel by L. Frank *Baum, the story of the orphan Dorothy who is carried by a cyclone from her aunt and uncle’s Kansas farm to the land of Oz. There she begins a quest with the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion: all are in search of the wizard of Oz himself, who can give each of them what he or she wants—Dorothy’s desire being that she get back home to Kansas. The book was first published in ... ...

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