The Wizard of Oz was written by L Frank Baum in 1900. Dorothy, a young girl who lives with her uncle and aunt on a poor farm on the Kansas prairie, is picked up by a sudden storm and dropped in a magical land of tin men, cowardly lions, scarecrows without a brain and the wonderful, terrifying Wizard of Oz.
Essential Classics is a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories.
Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Includes glossary and a reading quiz.