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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - New Edition

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - New Edition

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136 pages, 13.2cm x 19.7cm



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Here’s your chance to follow the yellow brick road for yourself as you star in a beloved childhood classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The choice is yours as to whether you star as good girl Dorothy in your personalised version, or take on the role as the Wicked Witch of the West. Whichever you decide, you and your friends can star together as you face colorful characters, frightening villains, and the amazing landscapes that make up one of the most unusual and fascinating stories ever dreamed up. A timeless classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will delight, perplex, and stir the imagination.

Synopsis

Dorothy Gale is an orphaned 12-year-old girl who lives in a farmhouse in Kansas with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Em and little dog Toto. One day her world is turned upside down when she emerges from her home after a fierce tornado. Nothing is as it seemed only minutes ago—Dorothy is far from home, transported to a land ‘beyond the rainbow’, a magical and strange place she has never seen before, known as Oz.

A kindly witch appears, sending Dorothy on a quest to the Emerald City, to find the only person who can help her return home—the Wizard of Oz himself. On her way down the yellow brick road Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted Tin Woodman with an oil can and they convince the Cowardly Lion to join them on their trip to Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain, the Tin Woodman a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, courage. All are convinced by Dorothy that the Wizard can help them too.

Overcoming the Wicked witch, they continue on their path to the Emerald City. In order to help Dorothy and Toto get home, the Wizard realises that he will have to take them home with him in a new balloon.

Revealing himself to the people of the Emerald City, the Wizard appoints the Scarecrow, by virtue of his brains, to rule in his stead. Dorothy chases Toto after he runs after a kitten in the crowd, and before she can make it back to the balloon, the ropes break, leaving the Wizard to rise and float away alone.

When they finally reach the Good Witch of the South, she reveals that Dorothy had the power to go home all along. The silver shoes she wears can take her anywhere she wishes to go. She tearfully embraces her friends, and then Dorothy and Toto return to Kansas for a joyful family reunion.

Book in Detail

Dorothy

Dorothy is the story's heroine. She lives with her aunt and uncle on a small farm in Kansas. Her best friend is her small dog, Toto. When a cyclone whips across Kansas, Dorothy and Toto are carried away in the small farmhouse and eventually are set down in the land of Oz. Dorothy is told by the Witch of the North that she must see the Wizard of Oz to get back home. Dorothy is a determined child who is single-minded in her goal to get back home. She is brave, smart, compassionate, selfless, and encouraging to the other members of the traveling party. She is the heroine of the novel and she appears throughout.

NB. Dorothy will be replaced with the name of the person you choose to star as Dorothy throughout the novel, including the cover and novel header as well.

Toto

Toto is Dorothy's faithful canine companion. He is her best friend in Kansas and accompanies her on her adventures in Oz. He is playful, wary of strangers, and brave in certain situations. He appears regularly throughout the story and Dorothy would not be without him.

NB. Toto will be replaced with the name of the person or animal you choose to star as Toto throughout the novel.

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow is the first companion who joins Dorothy on her way to see the Wizard of Oz. He is mounted on a pole in the middle of a field where crows are not at all afraid of him. The Scarecrow is humble in appearance, and his single desire is to have a brain. He joins Dorothy in the hope that the Wizard will give him a brain, but he fails to realise that he doesn’t need a brain because he is already quite intelligent.

NB. We’ve enabled the Scarecrow to be played by a female or male character. It will appear in the text as [name] the Scarecrow. If you choose not to personalise the character it will not appear as Scarecrow the Scarecrow as our software will correct this.

The Tin Woodman

The Tin Woodman joins Dorothy, Toto and the Scarecrow in the hope that the Wizard will give him a heart. His body was replaced with tin after the Wicked Witch of the East cast a spell on him. The Tin Woodman is like the Scarecrow in that he already possesses the quality he hopes to be given by the Wizard. He believes that he has no heart, yet he is the most compassionate and emotional member of the group.

NB. The Tin Woodman is a male character. Your personalised name will appear in the text as [name] the Tin Woodman. If you choose not to personalise this character it will not appear as Tin Woodman the Tin Woodman as our software will correct this.

The Cowardly Lion

The Cowardly Lion is the third and final creature who joins the Oz-bound group. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman meet him when he jumps out at them as they make their way through a forest. He believes that his fear makes him an inadequate lion, so Dorothy agrees to allow him to accompany them to the Emerald City reasoning that he needs courage and that he could be helpful in frightening away other creatures. Despite his belief that he lacks courage, the Lion often demonstrates bravery.

NB. The Cowardly Lion is a male character. Your personalised name will appear in the text as [name] the Lion. If you choose not to personalise this character it will not appear as Lion the Lion as our software will correct this.

The Wicked Witch of the West

The Wicked Witch of the West is the greatest threat to Dorothy and is the villain of the book. When Toto bites her, she does not bleed because she is so evil that her blood has dried up in her veins. When she is unable to kill the group on their way to see the Wizard of Oz, she has the Scarecrow dismantled and the Tin Woodman seriously dented. The witch wants the magical silver shoes that Dorothy wears. She trips Dorothy and is able to get one shoe, but Dorothy becomes so angry that she throws a bucket of water on the witch. To Dorothy's surprise, the witch melts before her eyes.

NB. The Wicked Witch of the West is a female character. Your personalised name will appear in the text as [name] the Wicked Witch. If you choose not to personalise this character it will not appear as Wicked Witch the Wicked Witch as our software will correct this.
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