Cavallaro, Michael. L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz.

Author:Galuschak, George
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

CAVALLARO, Michael. L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. Penguin, Puffin Graphics. 176p. illus, c2005.0-142-40470-5. $9.99. JSA

The Wizard of Oz is an American classic. It would be an understatement to say that most people know the story, but to summarize: Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are blown clear out of Kansas, and end up in the Land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must travel to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and during her journey she acquires three traveling companions--a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Lion. This graphic novel is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book, not the movie, so it may contain some surprises. The Winged Monkeys are controlled by a magical hat; the Scarecrow gets stuck in the middle of a river and is rescued by a talking stork; and instead of lions and tigers and bears there are Kalidahs, monstrous beasts with the bodies of bears and the...

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