Title: The Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Reviewed by: Sheridan K., Grade IV
This book is about a girl named Dorothy who lives in Kansas with her aunt and uncle. She and her dog, Toto, are blown away by a tornado to a magical land called Oz. She meets a scarecrow who needs brains, a tin man who needs a heart and a lion who needs courage. They travel together to meet the Wizard to ask him for help and they're trying to avoid the Wicked Witch of the West. The message is that other places might be wonderful but there's no place like home.
The setting is mostly in Oz. It's important because there are a lot of magical things that go on there.
Dorothy is the main character. She is always in good spirits. That reminds me a little but of me because I'm usually in happy spirits. She is kind because she takes her new friends with her and helps them. Of course, she learns there is no place like home with your family.
This is the second time I read this book and I read it on a Kindle, which had some small black and white illustrations. They were nice. Previously, I read a book with lots of colorful illustrations and they were very pretty.
I know it's a famous movie and most people have seen it. But you should read the book too, because it's a little different. I really enjoy magical stories and I like that it's up to the reader to decide whether everything that happened was just all one of Dorothy's dreams.
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