Was Geoff Ryman 2015-04-30 WAS is the story of Dorothy. Orphaned as a child in the 1870s, she goes to live in Kansas with her Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. They face drought and poverty. They face each other. Alone, abused, Dorothy meets an itinerant actor called Frank and inspires a masterpiece. From the settling of the West and the heyday of the Hollwywood studios to the glittering megalopolis of modern Los Angeles, WAS is the story of all our childhoods.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L Frank Baum 2021-03-26 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical silver shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm. On her way down the yellow brick road, Dorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin named Boq. The next day, she frees a Scarecrow from the pole on which he is hanging, applies oil from a can to the rusted joints of a Tin Woodman, and meets a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Lion wants courage, so Dorothy encourages them to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City to ask for help from the Wizard. After several adventures, the travelers arrive at the Emerald City and meet the Guardian of the Gates, who asks them to wear green tinted spectacles to keep their eyes from being blinded by the city's brilliance. Each one is called to see the Wizard. He appears to Dorothy as a giant head, to the Scarecrow as a lovely lady, to the Tin Woodman as a terrible beast, and to the Lion as a ball of fire. He agrees to help them all if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who rules over Winkie Country. The Guardian warns them that no one has ever managed to defeat the witch.
Oz (Film) "Land of Oz" Storybook Disney Books 2013-02-12 When circus magician Oscar Diggs's hot-air balloon gets blown off course, he lands in the fantastical Land of Oz! To his surprise and delight, the locals worship Oscar, believing him to be the long-awaited wizard who will set them free from the evil grip of a wicked witch. Can Oz change from a small-time magician to a great wizard in time to save the Land of Oz?
Witches Cynthia A. Roby 2015-12-15 Over many thousands of years, there have been different ideas of magic and the people who have the ability to make it. Witches have been a group accused of magic-making and causing problems or blessings for various humans. There are thousands of stories about witches from various countries around the world. For just as long as their stories have been around, people have accused others of being witches. This book explores the history of witches in many cultures, ways that witches evolved over time, and their role in society today.
Once Upon A Time Kalinda Vazquez 2015-04-01
Oz: The Great and Powerful Movie Storybook Disney Book Group 2013-02-05 Discover how a small time circus magician Oscar Diggs becomes the great and powerful wWizard of Oz! When Oscar's hot air balloon gets blown off course, Oscar lands in the mystical and fantastical land of Oz. To his surprise and delight, the locals worship Oscar, believing him to be the long awaited wizard who will free them from the evil grip of the Wicked Witch. Will Oscar get used to this royal treatment and defeat the Wicked Witch? Or will the Witch defeat him? Take a peek at the man behind the curtain to find out the true origin story of the wonderful Wizard of Oz!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 2022-05-02 Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical silver shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm. On her way down the yellow brick road, Dorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin named Boq. The next day, she frees a Scarecrow from the pole on which he is hanging, applies oil from a can to the rusted joints of a Tin Woodman, and meets a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Lion wants courage, so Dorothy encourages them to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City to ask for help from the Wizard.
Oz the Great and Powerful Disney 2013 Small-time circus magician Oscar Diggs's life suddenly changes when he's hurled away in a hot air balloon from uneventful Kansas into the enchanting Land of Oz. The inhabitants there see Oscar as the Great Wizard, and they shower him with the fame and fortune he has always imagined would be his. That is, until three very powerful witches start to question Oscar's abilities. Drawn into an increasingly dangerous world, Oscar must quickly figure out who is good and who is evil in order to combat the wicked forces at large. Putting his limited magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry - Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 2018-10-04 A little farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog, Toto, get swept awayto the Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. Upon her arrival, she is hailed as a sorceress, liberates a living Scarecrow, meets a man made entirely of tin, and a Lion who seems to be cowardly. But all Dorothy really wants to know is how to get home again. The ruler of Oz, the great Wizard, who resides in an Emerald City, may be the only one powerful enough to help her. But can he? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has become an established part of multiple cultures, mainly because of the1939 film adaptation has become a classic of popular culture. Spreading from its early young American readership to become known throughout the world, it has been translated or adapted into well over fifty languages, at times being modified in local variations. Unlike the film, the book contains "Oh so much more" detail for children to enjoy. Enough to fire the imagination of any child in any country of the world. NOTE: Written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, the book was inspired by a castle-like structure near Baum’s home and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Baum, like Carroll, believed that children's books should have many pictures and be pleasurable to read – which the Oz series of books has in abundance. As such this book is "Image rich" and has a large footprint at 52Mb in size. But for US$1.99 you cant go wrong! ==================== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Wizard of Oz, Books of Oz Series, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Woodman, Tinman, Lion, little, Tin, great, Witch, green, wicked witch of the West, East, Toto, girl, Emerald City, Yellow Brick Road, heart, good, country, Kansas, Monkeys, walk, beautiful, house, cyclone, tornado, woman, straw, man, journey, Winged, courage, afraid, voice, Winkies, Golden, balloon, King, mice, soldier, flowers, river, water, Throne, Queen, Munchkin, traveller, dog, Cowardly, china, Glinda, lost, castle, Uncle, silk, Palace, South, princess, creature, promise, Terrible, Quadlings, Guardian, wolves, Silver, spectacles, Quelala, Kalidahs, cottage, oiled, grandfather, milk-maid, kissed, Gayelette, monster, Boq, Hammer-Heads
Order of the Wicked Danielle Paige 2016-06-28 Good is Wicked and Wicked is Good in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series! This digital original novella is the seventh installment in the series’ prequel arc, and reveals how some members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked came to be. Dorothy Gale’s armies killed Lanadel’s entire family, and she’s determined to seek revenge. She sets off to find the elusive, secretive group known as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. They’re rumored to be training their own army to defeat Dorothy. But when she finds them, Lanadel soon learns that she’s seriously underprepared both in fighting skills, as well as magical abilities, and she has to prove herself in order to join the Order and become one of them. Danielle Paige delivers a dark and compelling reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire, and follows some of literature’s most beloved characters as their lives intertwine to bring about the downfall of Oz.
Out of Oz Gregory Maguire 2011-11-01 “Maguire’s work is melodic, symphonic, and beautiful; it is dejected and biting and brave. How great that people flock to these magical novels.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review Bestselling author Gregory Maguire’s remarkable series, The Wicked Years, comes full circle with this, his fourth and final excursion across a darker, richer, more complex landscape of “the magical land of Oz.” Out of Oz brilliantly reimagines L. Frank Baum’s world over the rainbow as wracked with social unrest—placing Glinda the good witch under house arrest and having the cowardly Lion on the lam from the law as the Emerald City prepares to make war on Munchkinland. Even Dorothy makes a triumphant return in Maguire’s magnificent Oz finale—tying up every loose green end of the series he began with his classic Wicked, the basis for the smash hit Broadway musical.
Wicked Gregory Maguire 2009-10-13 This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.
Wizard of Oz 1995-01-01 Dorothy, with the help of Glinda, the Good Witch, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Lion, must defeat the Wicked Witch so that the Wizard will help her get back to Kansas. This new adaptation is based on the original novel? not the MGM film. The audience becomes the Munchkins-- and one even becomes the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum Lyman Frank Baum 2021-05-20 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in May 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film.The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy Gale in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their home in Kansas by a cyclone. The book is one of the best-known stories in American literature and has been widely translated. The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale." Its groundbreaking success, and that of the Broadway musical adapted from the novel led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books that serve as official sequels to the first story.In January 1901, George M. Hill Company completed printing the first edition, a total of 10,000 copies, which quickly sold out. It had sold three million copies by the time it entered the public domain in 1956.
The Marvelous Land of Oz Lyman Frank Baum 1904 Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to Oz where they save the city after it is captured by girls.
Bell, Book and Camera Heather Greene 2018-04-30 The witch as a cultural archetype has existed in some form since the beginning of recorded history. Her nature had changed through technological developments and sociocultural shifts--a transformation most evident in her depictions on screen. This book traces the figure of the witch through American cinematic history with an analysis of the entertainment industry's shifting boundaries concerning expressions of femininity. Focusing on films and television series from The Wizard of Oz to The Craft, the author looks at how the witch reflects alterations of gender roles, religion, the modern practice of witchcraft, and female agency.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 2013-01-25 Travel to the land of Oz with Dorothy and find out what inspired the forthcoming film blockbuster Oz: The Great and Powerful
The Emerald City of Oz Annotated L Frank Baum 2021-04-26 The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth of L. Frank Baum's fourteen Land of Oz books. It was also adapted into a Canadian animated film in 1987. Originally published on July 20, 1910, it is the story of Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em coming to live in Oz permanently. While they are toured through the Quadling Country, the Nome King is assembling allies for an invasion of Oz. This is the first time in the Oz series that Baum made use of double plots for one of the books.[1]Baum had intended to cease writing Oz stories with this book, but financial pressures prompted him to write and publish The Patchwork Girl of Oz, with seven other Oz books to follow
Oz The Great and Powerful Disney Book Group 2013-02-19 Oscar Diggs''s life suddenly changes when he''s hurled from uneventful Kansas into the enchanting Land of Oz. There, he must transform from a small-time magician into a powerful wizard in order to save the good inhabitants of Oz from the wicked forces at large. Filled with exciting photos from the upcoming movie, Oz The Great and Powerful, this junior novel tells the tale of how Oz became a great wizard!
The Road to Wicked Kent Drummond 2018-07-24 The Road to Wicked examines the long life of the Oz myth. It is both a study in cultural sustainability— the capacity of artists, narratives, art forms, and genres to remain viable over time—and an examination of the marketing machinery and consumption patterns that make such sustainability possible. Drawing on the fields of macromarketing, consumer behavior, literary and cultural studies, and theories of adaption and remediation, the authors examine key adaptations and extensions of Baum’s 1900 novel. These include the original Oz craze, the MGM film and its television afterlife, Wicked and its extensions, and Oz the Great and Powerful—Disney’s recent (and highly lucrative) venture that builds on the considerable success of Wicked. At the end of the book, the authors offer a foundational framework for a new theory of cultural sustainability and propose a set of explanatory conditions under which any artistic experience might achieve it.
The American Villain: Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics, Film, and Television Richard A. Hall 2020-12-02 The American Villain: Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics, Film, and Television seeks to provide one go-to reference for the study of the most popular and iconic villains in American popular culture. Since the 1980s, pop culture has focused on what makes a villain a villain. The Joker, Darth Vader, and Hannibal Lecter have all been placed under the microscope to get to the origins of their villainy. Additionally, such bad guys as Angelus from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows have emphasized the desire for redemption—in even the darkest of villains. Various incarnations of Lucifer/Satan have even gone so far as to explore the very foundations of what we consider "evil." The American Villain: Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics, Film, and Television seeks to collect all of those stories into one comprehensive volume. The volume opens with essays about villains in popular culture, followed by 100 A–Z entries on the most notorious bad guys in film, comics, and more. Sidebars highlight ancillary points of interest, such as authors, creators, and tropes that illuminate the motives of various villains. A glossary of key terms and a bibliography provide students with resources to continue their study of what makes the "baddest" among us so bad. Examines in detail how villains and villainesses have appeared in comics and other media over the decades Shows how villains and villainesses have reflected the fears, anxieties, and hopes of American society at any given period Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays Ensures that diverse and obscure villains and villainesses are given equal coverage
The Magic of Oz L. Frank Baum 2015-06-03 Dorothy, an orphan who lived with her uncle and aunt in Kansas, was accidentally brought by a cyclone, as the cyclone lifted the house Dorothy and her dog, Toto, were in, to the Land of Oz. The house accidentally landed on a Wicked Witch of the East and killed her, which made the Munchkins freed from the Wicked Witch slavery. Despite the beauty of the Land of Oz and the gratefulness of the Munchkins, Dorothy still wanted to go back to Kansas. Thus the Good Witch of the North, which came to the Land of the East after the Munchkins sent her a message about the incident, suggested Dorothy to see the Great Wizard in the City of Emerald and ask him for help. So then with the kiss of the Good Witch of the North on her forehead, and the silver shoes of the killed Wicked Witch of the East on her feet, she went to see the Great Oz.In her journey to the City of Emerald, she met the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion in different places. They decided to go to see the Great Oz together, for the Scarecrow wanted a brain, the Tin Woodman wanted a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wanted courage to ask to the Great Wizard. Together they faced many obstacles and successfully made their way to the City of Emerald and they met the Great Oz.After they met the Great Oz, they were asked to kill the Wicked Witch of the West before the Great Oz gave them what they wanted. As the Great Oz wishes, they had a journey to the West and try to beat the Wicked Witch of the West. In their second journey, they found difficult times. They have been attacked by a troop of wolves, a flock of wild crows, a swarm of black bees, and a dozen of Winkies sent by the Wicked Witch. But the Tin Woodman chopped the wolves to death, the Scarecrow killed all the wild crows, the black bees dead for trying to sting the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion scared the Winkies away. Mad of being beaten, the Wicked Witch requested the Winged Monkey with the power of the Golden Cap to destroy all the travelers but the Cowardly Lion. So the Winged Monkeys tore the body of the Scarecrow, and throw the Tin Woodman from the air to the rocky country. The two comrades were destroyed, but the Winged Monkey couldn't harm Dorothy for she had been kissed on the forehead by the Good Witch of the North. So they brought both Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion to the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West.The Wicked Witch herself couldn't harm Dorothy because of the kiss, so she planned to steal the powerful silver shoes of the Wicked Witch of the East that Dorothy wore. Dorothy was so angry for the Wicked Witch of the West stole her silver shoes, that she threw a bucket of water to the Wicked Witch which then melted her to death. Happy and rejoiced, for being freed from the Wicked Witch, the Winkies helped Dorothy and her companions. After the wrecked Tin Woodman and the torn Scarecrow had been repaired, using the power of the Golden Cap, they flew back to the City of Emerald with the help of the Winged Monkeys.As they got back to the Great Oz, they accidentally found out that the Great Oz was not a wizard after all. He was actually a man from Omaha who flew in an air balloon and got trapped in the magical land a quite long time before. He deceived all the people in the Land and built the City of Emerald then became the ruler of it. Anyway, the old man gave the Scarecrow a brain made of pins and needles, the Tin Woodman a heart made of silk and filled with sawdust, the Cowardly Lion a bottle of courage, and promised Dorothy that he would make an hot-air balloon for them to cross the desert surrounding the magical Land and get back to Kansas. But when the balloon launched, Dorothy missed the chance for she was chasing Toto through the crowd and the old man flew away...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 2018-12-12T23:08:06Z The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the classic American children’s novel about the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl who along with her dog Toto is swept away by a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz. It was written by L. Frank Baum and published in May 1900. Dorothy lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and Toto on a farm in the Kansas prairie. One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical Silver Shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. The Library of Congress has declared it “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairy-tale.” Its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adaptation led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books which serve as sequels to the first story. The 1939 film musical adaptation starring Judy Garland is considered by many to be one of the greatest films in cinema history. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 2016-07-15 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Young Dorothy, who lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and her little dog Toto on a Kansas farm. One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with the grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical Silver Shoes that once belonged to the witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival - will Dorothy ever see Kansas again? Some Important Characters: Dorothy is the protagonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An orphan, she lives with her aunt and uncle on their farm in Kansas, along with her dog, Toto. A Scarecrow who wishes he was smarter A Tin Man who wants a heart A Cowardly Lion looking for a little courage and in the end gets a potion of "courage." The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the ruler of the Emerald City. To manipulate people, he uses technology, as he doesn't possesses any real magic powers. The Munchkins are a race of little people who are very thankful to Dorothy after she kills their savage ruler, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Winkies are also very thankful to Dorothy and her friends after they together kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who was enslaving them. The Winged Monkeys were put under a powerful enchantment when they played a trick on the fiance of a witch. The witch wanted to kill them, but she decided to just force them to do the bidding of the owner of the magical Golden Cap. They have been enchanted for generations. Glinda get them out of their bondage after she gets the Golden Cap from Dorothy. Facts and Trivia 1. The author Baum actually framed the pencil he used to write the novel. 2. Dorothy Gale, the main character, was named after a niece who died. 3. Baum never lived in Kansas. 4. The book sold out in two weeks. Scroll Up and Get Your Copy! Other Children's Books: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain https: //www.createspace.com/6394066 Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs https: //www.createspace.com/6365550 TIK-TOK of OZ by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6353841 Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6356346 The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting https: //www.createspace.com/6356525 Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit https: //www.createspace.com/6358326 American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6413969 Glinda of OZ by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6461890 The Scarecrow of OZ by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6461981 The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum https: //www.createspace.com/6462832"
Oz 2014-04-15 L. Frank Baum's beloved classic gets the Marvel treatment! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home? Featuring an all-new cover by Skottie Young! COLLECTING: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ 1-8
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Complete Original Unabridged Text) L. Frank Baum 2019-02-17 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the classic American children's novel about the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl who along with her dog Toto is swept away by a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz. It was written by L. Frank Baum and published in May 1900. Dorothy lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and Toto on a farm in the Kansas prairie. One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical Silver Shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairy-tale." Its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adaptation led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books which serve as sequels to the first story. The 1939 film musical adaptation starring Judy Garland is considered by many to be one of the greatest films in cinema history.
Land of Oz L. Frank Baum 2009 When the Scarecrow, now the ruler of the Emerald City, is driven out by General Jinjur and her all-girl army, his friends--the Tin Woodman, a boy named Tip, and Jack Pumpkinhead--try to restore peace.
Children's Books on the Big Screen Meghann Meeusen 2020-06-15 In Children’s Books on the Big Screen, Meghann Meeusen goes beyond the traditional adaptation approach of comparing and contrasting the similarities of film and book versions of a text. By tracing a pattern across films for young viewers, Meeusen proposes that a consistent trend can be found in movies adapted from children’s and young adult books: that representations of binaries such as male/female, self/other, and adult/child become more strongly contrasted and more diametrically opposed in the film versions. The book describes this as binary polarization, suggesting that starker opposition between concepts leads to shifts in the messages that texts send, particularly when it comes to representations of gender, race, and childhood. After introducing why critics need a new way of thinking about children’s adapted texts, Children’s Books on the Big Screen uses middle-grade fantasy adaptations to explore the reason for binary polarization and looks at the results of polarized binaries in adolescent films and movies adapted from picture books. Meeusen also digs into instances when multiple films are adapted from a single source such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and ends with pragmatic classroom application, suggesting teachers might utilize this theory to help students think critically about movies created by the Walt Disney corporation. Drawing from numerous popular contemporary examples, Children’s Books on the Big Screen posits a theory that can begin to explain what happens—and what is at stake—when children’s and young adult books are made into movies.
The Scarecrow of Oz Lyman Frank Baum 1915 This is the Oz book which L. Frank Baum considered his best. It starts quietly enough with Trot and Cap'n Bill rowing along a shore of the Pacific Ocean to visit one of the many caves near their home on the California coast. Suddenly, a mighty whirlpool engulfs them. The old sailorman and the little girl are miraculously saved and regain consciousness to find themselves in a sea cavern. (To this day, Trot asserts she felt mermaid arms about her during those terrible moments under water.) From here on, one perilous adventure crowds in upon another. In Jinxland they meet the Scarecrow who takes charge of things once Cap'n Bill is transformed into a tiny grasshopper with a wooden leg. An exciting royal reception greets the adventurers upon their return to the Emerald City.
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrated L Frank Baum 2020-07-06 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in May 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film.Summary: Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical silver shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm.On her way down the yellow brick road, Dorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin named Boq. The next day, she frees a Scarecrow from the pole on which he is hanging, applies oil from a can to the rusted joints of a Tin Woodman, and meets a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Woodman wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage, so Dorothy encourages them to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City to ask for help from the Wizard. After several adventures, the travelers arrive at the Emerald City and meet the Guardian of the Gates, who asks them to wear green tinted spectacles to keep their eyes from being blinded by the city's brilliance. Each one is called to see the Wizard. He appears to Dorothy as a giant head, to the Scarecrow as a lovely lady, to the Tin Woodman as a terrible beast, and to the Cowardly Lion as a ball of fire. He agrees to help them all if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who rules over Winkie Country. The Guardian warns them that no one has ever managed to defeat the witch.The Wicked Witch of the West sees the travelers approaching with her one telescopic eye. She sends a pack of wolves to tear them to pieces, but the Tin Woodman kills them with his axe. She sends wild crows to peck their eyes out, but the Scarecrow kills them by breaking their necks. She summons a swarm of black bees to sting them, but they are killed while trying to sting the Tin Woodman while the Scarecrow's straw hides the others. She sends a dozen of her Winkie slaves to attack them, but the Cowardly Lion stands firm to repel them. Finally, she uses the power of her Golden Cap to send the Winged Monkeys to capture Dorothy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion, unstuff the Scarecrow, and dent the Tin Woodman. Dorothy is forced to become the witch's personal slave, while the witch schemes to steal her silver shoes.
The Scarecrow of Oz Lyman Frank Baum 2021-08-10 The Scarecrow of Oz - Lyman Frank Baum - The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L Frank Baum 2019-11-29 Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical silver shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm.Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th-century cinema. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).
The Patchwork Girl of Oz Illustrated L Frank Baum 2020-07-09 The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum is a children's novel, the seventh in the Oz series. Characters include the Woozy, Ojo "the Unlucky", Unc Nunkie, Dr. Pipt, Scraps (the patchwork girl), and others. The book was first published on July 1, 1913, with illustrations by John R. Neill. In 1914, Baum adapted the book to film through his "Oz Film Manufacturing Company."In the previous Oz book, The Emerald City of Oz, magic was used to isolate Oz from all contact with the outside world. Baum did this to end the Oz series, but was forced to restart the series with this book due to financial hardship.[1] In the prologue, he reconciles Oz's isolation with the appearance of a new Oz book by explaining that he contacted Dorothy in Oz via wireless telegraphy, and she obtained Ozma's permission to tell Baum this story.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 1900 In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
No Place Like Oz Danielle Paige 2013-11-12 There's a new wicked witch in Oz—and her name is Dorothy. This 125-page digital novella is a fresh and edgy sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the prequel to the sassy new epic adventure Dorothy Must Die. No Place Like Oz, by debut author Danielle Paige, is a compellingly original reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Dorothy clicked her heels three times and returned to Kansas. The end . . . or was it? Although she's happy to be home with Aunt Em, Dorothy has regretted her decision to leave Oz ever since. So when a mysterious gift arrives at her doorstep on her sixteenth birthday, Dorothy jumps at the chance to return to the glittering city that made her a star. Setting off for the Emerald City, Dorothy is eager to be reunited with her friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. But she soon discovers that in the time she's been gone, Oz has changed—and Dorothy has, too. This time, the yellow brick road leads her down a very different path. And before her journey is through, Dorothy will find that the line between wicked and good has become so blurred she's not sure which side of it she's on.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Lyman Frank Baum 2020-09-03 Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog, Toto, on a farm on the Kansas prairie. One day, she and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits them and the farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with three grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical silver shoes that once belonged to the Wicked Witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. One of the best-known stories in American literature. The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale."
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Baum 2017-06-15 (Just Click on the "Classics Factory" Above for More Books for Your Collection) ------ The Wonderful Wizard of OzYoung Dorothy, who lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and her little dog Toto on a Kansas farm. One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz. The falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with the grateful Munchkins and gives Dorothy the magical Silver Shoes that once belonged to the witch. The Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her. As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, giving her magical protection from harm. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival - will Dorothy ever see Kansas again? Some Important Characters: Dorothy is the protagonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An orphan, she lives with her aunt and uncle on their farm in Kansas, along with her dog, Toto. A Scarecrow who wishes he was smarter A Tin Man who wants a heart A Cowardly Lion looking for a little courage and in the end gets a potion of "courage." The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the ruler of the Emerald City. To manipulate people, he uses technology, as he doesn't possesses any real magic powers. The Munchkins are a race of little people who are very thankful to Dorothy after she kills their savage ruler, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Winkies are also very thankful to Dorothy and her friends after they together kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who was enslaving them. The Winged Monkeys were put under a powerful enchantment when they played a trick on the fianc� of a witch. The witch wanted to kill them, but she decided to just force them to do the bidding of the owner of the magical Golden Cap. They have been enchanted for generations. Glinda get them out of their bondage after she gets the Golden Cap from Dorothy. Facts and Trivia1. The author Baum actually framed the pencil he used to write the novel. 2. Dorothy Gale, the main character, was named after a niece who died. 3. Baum never lived in Kansas. 4. The book sold out in two weeks. Scroll Up and Get Your Copy!
Crafting the Witch Heidi Breuer 2009-05-05 This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic becomes a primarily feminine activity, one that marks its user as wicked and heretical. This project explores both the literary and the social motivations for this transformation, seeking an answer to the question, 'why did the witch become wicked?' Heidi Breuer traverses both the medieval and early modern periods and considers the way in which the representation of literary witches interacted with the culture at large, ultimately arguing that a series of economic crises in the fourteenth century created a labour shortage met by women. As women moved into the previously male-dominated economy, literary backlash came in the form of the witch, and social backlash followed soon after in the form of Renaissance witch-hunting. The witch figure serves a similar function in modern American culture because late-industrial capitalism challenges gender conventions in similar ways as the economic crises of the medieval period.
Esther and Her Elusive God John Anthony Dunne 2014-02-12 What if the way the book of Esther has been taught to us in church and retold to us in films, cartoons, and romance novels has missed the original point of the story? Far from being models of piety and devotion, Esther and Mordecai seem indifferent to the faith of their ancestors. How then did this story become part of the Bible and gain the broad acceptance that it has? If the church should not neglect the story, how should it be read? Esther and Her Elusive God calls Christians to avoid the common attempts to make Esther more palatable and theological, and to reclaim this secular story as Scripture. Readers will be encouraged to see in Esther a profound message of God's grace and faithfulness to his wayward people.
How the Wizard Came to Oz Donald Abbott 1991-11-01 Join circus stuntman Oscar Diggs as he goes up in his balloon and is blown all the way to Oz at the time when both wicked witches are still alive an??? kicking! The people of Oz mistake Oscar for a might??? wizard and, ever the showman, Oscar plays along. I??? one sidesplitting, suspenseful scene after anothe??? Oscar becomes the ruler of Oz, builds the Yellow Bric??? Road and fights off the wicked witches. Staying on jump ahead of two wicked witches is no easy feat bu??? Oscar's wit and bag of tricks help him carry the day Filled with suspense, How the Wizard Came to O??? is sure to keep readers turning pages right to the en??? With over 30 black-and-white pictu

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