Student Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Dorothy is a young girl raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em on a Kansas farm. She has a little black dog Toto, that is her only friend. One day there's a cyclone that takes up her house with Dorothy in it, and she's in the air for days until she lands in Oz with her dog Toto. She goes out off her house and is greeted by three Munchkins who say she killed the witch of the east. Furthermore, the witch's silver shoes are on Dorothy's feet. Then, she starts walking and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They all have the idea to go to Oz to see the wizard, and they want him to give them something. Then, the Wicked Witch of the West knows that Dorothy killed her sister, and she wants Dorothy dead. So, she sends all these things to come and try to kill her, but it doesn't work. The the witch got Dorothy by using the power of the golden cap. The Wicked Witch of the West summons the winged monkeys to capture Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto and to destroy the Scarecrow and the tin woodsman. This plan is successful, and the survivors are carried to the witch.Then, they try to fight the witch, but she wins. And, the witch gets water on her, and she melts. I would recommend the book because its just a fun book, and its a classic. You would like this book if you like… fantasy books. I'm not in to fantasy and liked the book alot.

- Cameron, RRHS Student

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