When a cyclone hits Kansas, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. All alone in this strange world, they wonder how they'll ever get home. With their new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers and journey to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard to ask him for his help. This beginning reader is perfect for a fluent reader with more advanced vocabulary, detailed plot and descriptive text, a complex sentence structure, and in-depth plot and character development.
When a tornado hits her farmhouse in Kansas, Dorothy is caught up in a whirlwind of adventure, complete with flying monkeys, talking lions, and silver slippers. Advanced readers will join Dorothy, Toto, and her friends from Oz on an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road in this Level 4 reader.
The Wizard of Oz will now join classics like The Secret Garden and Alice in Wonderland in the Penguin Young Readers program!
Deborah Hautzig (www.deborahhautzig.com) is the author of dozens of children's books, including Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, adaptations of some of the best-loved classic children's novels.
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