Published by Hayes Barton Press Pages: 109
Narrator: Anne Hathaway
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One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home."Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.
I have to admit. I’ve never read this book. I absolutely loved the movie growing up. I even had a dress I wore that I classified as my Dorothy dress. I really liked this, and hope to listen to it again with the kids.
I liked that I could pick up on the differences between the book and movie. They weren’t major. There was always a dilemma that Dorothy’s group came across, and I like how they figured out a way through each obstacle.
Anne Hathaway did an amazing job as a narrator. She differentiated the characters without a flaw. I loved listening to her, and hope to she narrates more books.