Tuesday, March 13, 2012

L.Frank Baum ~The Wizard Of Oz~

Read: On Kindle
Paid: 72p for a collection of 14 short stories
Reason I choose it: I always loved the musical when I was a child but I'd always heard that the book was better so I wanted to read it and find out. It wasn't until January though that I got myself it on my Kindle as it wasn't available at all when I first looked.

We all know the story but I'll do a little summary anyway. Dorothy and Toto are swept away to the magical land of Oz when a cyclone sweeps through her part of Kansas. She is met by the Munkins, travels along the yellow brick road to the Emerald city with the care of a kiss from the East witch. She of course meets her companions along the way, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as well as battling through various obstacles along the way....

My Opinion
I don't usually review my shorter reads but this is one that I mentioned that I bought and was going to read so decided to share my thoughts of it. For once I like both musical and book. With the musical you can understand that they couldn't fit everything in as it was already a super long thing to watch but it was nice to fill in the gaps of the China Town, Gylinda the good witch, more about the Emerald city and other things. Also it was surprising to find that her shoes were not originally Red but Silver, I think I like the idea of Red shoes more, maybe its just because I got used to it seeing that in the musical since I've watched it more then I've read it.

When adding this book to my Shelfari it came up with 40 books in the series but I believe my copy only has 14 which will probably be enough to read. Its nice though that they are short stories so may get to read them in between other books.



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