The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Author:L. Frank Baum In the wonderful wizaed of oz, Baum established what might be called the first American fairy tale. For though oz is a kingdom, it is peculiarly american in thought and texture. Its heroine, Dorothy, is an American girl who bows her head to nobody, and speaks her mind freely. Its chief characters, no matter how odd their forms - Scarecrow, Tin M... more »an, Cowardly Lion- also speak out, think for themsleves, and are decidely American in their mood and backbone.
Each person can find happiness in their own way, and evilmis brushed away by the marvels of scientific magic. Such is surely the American Dream. And that is way Oz is eternal.« less