A girl named Dorothy lives in Kansas prairies with her dog Toto, Uncle Henry and her Aunt Em. Kansas is shown as a dull place. She is the only one not dull because she laughs. One day a cyclone sweeps her house away and she finds herself in the land of East with the Good Witch of the North. Dorothy learns from the Witch that she killed the Wicked Witch of the East. The Good Witch kisses Dorothy on her forehead. Dorothy also learns that there are two good witches and one wicked witch now. Dorothy decides to go the City of Emeralds as she wants to go back to Kansas.
While on her way she meets her friends; A scare who wants brains, A Tin Woodman with need of a heart, Cowardly Lion who wants to be brave. Through their adventures they reach the city of Emeralds. There every one must wear green colored spectacles or the brightness of the Emerald City will blind their eyes. They go to the palace of Oz and hear that nobody has ever seen Oz, because he is the all powerful.
The next day, the scare crow is called. Oz tells him that he will give the scare crow what he wants only once he skilled the Wicked Witch of the West. The same is said to the rest. The little party sets off to kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is made into a slave, while the others are destroyed. One day the Wicked Witch is killed by Dorothy. They reach Oz with the help of winged monkeys who are summoned with the help of the silver hat of the Wicked Witch. They find out that the Oz is just an ordinary man who came to land of Oz in an hot air balloon. All of them receive what they want except for Dorothy. Oz makes a hot air balloon and flies away himself. Dorothy meets Glinda, the good witch of the South. Glinda tells Dorothy that she had the power to go home all along as she possesses the silver shoes of the wicked witch of the East. Dorothy bids good bye to her friends and goes back to Kansas by tapping her heel three times.
The main action point of the story is when Dorothy finds that Oz is a fraud.
The main characters of the story are:
Dorothy, a girl from Kansas
Toto, Dorothy’s dog
The cowardly lion, one who wanted to be brave
The Scare Crow, the one who wanted brains
The Tin Wood Man, who wanted to have a heart.
Oz, the great and terrible
The Wicked Witch of the West
The good Witch of the North
The good Witch of the South
The setting of the story is in the Land of Oz
This is a nice fantasy book with adventure, excitement, fun and enchantment.
In this book Dorothy’s friends had everything, but they did not recognize that. This is what happens to most of us; we aspire for something, but do not recognize that we have it. This book can be read by everybody; however, the people who like fantasy