The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum

  • Release Date: 1900-05-17
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 10,269 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

You’ve seen the iconic 1939 movie, but do you know about the talking field mice, the Winkies, and the Witch of the North that appear in the original book? L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic - the first title in the Oz series - is more complex and intricate than the movie, but just as colorful and fun. The story features a large cast of enchanting characters and a thrilling heroic quest.

Upon the book’s release in 1900, Baum wrote, “It aspires to be a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heart-aches and nightmares are left out.” Mission accomplished. Readers of all ages immediately fell in love with the story, demanding sequels, and Baum obliged, penning more than a dozen installments before his death in 1919.


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    By il_ov_ey_ou <3
    i love you <3
  • purrrr

    By boldanbrash
    one of the best books in existence purr
  • Cool 😎 Fairy Tale!

    By AnneKateM
    This story by L. Frank Baum is sounding all so magical 🧙🏻‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️. Annie Mautner
  • Kinda eh to be honest

    By Animition Verse
    The movie was better tbh, i always love the books more then movie adaptation but this was an exception. the pop up book was more interesting haha
  • Highly recommend watching the movie then reading the book

    By JayEgor
    Book is nothing like the movie. Don’t read the book. Movie is much better to follow then this book
  • Enjoyable original Wizard of Oz

    By 1djg
    I’ve always loved the Wizard of Oz movie. This book was fun to read and you can tell the movie was an adaptation of it. Easy reading. There’s a park in Chicago dedicated to Frank Baum and Oz. We went there when our kids were young. That’s been a good 25, 20 years ago. Wonder if it’s still there
  • Good read

    By Kmcoz
    So much better than the film! As usual!
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    By 2992829swe
    A great classic I really enjoyed it.
  • Wonderful

    By robshorr
    A joy to read
  • Loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By death23432
    It really ave me imagination and made me think I am inside the story. It also gave my details than the movie.