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Bill Nighy Reads "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Bill Nighy Reads The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Author:L Frank Baum British film star Bill Nighy reads an abridged version of L. Frank Baum?s true American classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the ye... more »llow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, enchantment, and danger. A much-loved children?s classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys, and magical shoes.« less
This was a surprisingly good read. Sure you've seen the movie a billion times but have you read the series? This is the first oe 14 and they go really fast. Baum is a very entertaining author who grabs you're attention right from the beginning. It's a wonderful series to read with or without your kids.
The book is pretty different from the movie. They cut many parts out of the book for the movie, but all were good choices in my opinion. I found it interesting that he wrote the story based on a bedtime story he told his kids. Wish I had that kind of imagination. This is a very fast read, entertaining and who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz?!