THE WIZARD OF OZ- BEGINNINGIn the beginning of this book, a little girl named Dorothy and her dog, Toto get caught in a huge tornado. They are stuck in their house while the tornado blows them away. When the house stops spinning, they walk out and see they have crushed a witch, and the only thing left is a pair of shimmering red shoes. Dorothy looks around and sees munchkins everywhere, and they all praise her for crushing the wicked witch.
THE WIZARD OF OZ- MIDDLEDorothy can’t find a way to get back home, so she asks the midgets how she could go back to Kansas. They say that she could take the yellow brick road to the land of Oz, and then ask the great wizard, Oz, to take her home. So she starts off on the yellow brick road and on the way she meets a lion, a scarecrow, and a tin man who all want something from Oz also. They all set off on there journey and hope for the best.
THE WIZARD OF OZ- ENDOnce Dorothy and her friends get to the land of Oz, they go talk to Oz, and ask him for what they want. He says to go kill the Wicked Witch of the West, bring her back to him, and then they will all get what they want. So they go and do what he says, but he admits to being a fraud and that they don’t him to give them what they want, that they already had it but they just needed to dig deeper within themselves to get it. As for Dorothy, she found out that Oz was also from Kansas, and they both went back together in a hot air balloon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR• L. Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in Chittenango, New York.• He wrote many children’s books, including The Wizard of Oz. He followed those up by writing 13 more Oz books.• He died on May 6, 1919, in Hollywood, California.• His career began as a journalist in South Carolina, and then in Chicago.• To learn more about L. Frank Baum click here: L. Frank Baum (American author) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia