The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Have you ever travelled far from home?

In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is a girl living on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle, and dog, Toto. One day, a tornado-like storm whisks the farmhouse far, far away with Dorothy and Toto inside. They land in Oz and discover that the house crushed a woman – the Wicked Witch of the East.

The Munchkins, unique folk who seem much older than Dorothy but are about her height, are happy that their evil ruler is dead. 

The Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy magical silver shoes that were worn by the Wicked Witch. Dorothy learns that she must venture to the great  Wizard of Oz in Emerald City in order to get back home.

Along her journey, dorothy first meets a Scarecrow, a straw-stuffed man with a painted face, then a man made of tin named the Tin Woodman, and finally a scared lion known as the Cowardly Lion.

The Wizard tells them they must kill the Wicked Witch of the West. The Wicked Witch uses a powerful Golden Cap to send winged monkeys after them. The flying monkeys capture Dorothy and take her to the Wicked Witch. 

The Wicked Witch takes one of Dorothy’s silver shoes from her. Dorothy is not happy about that! She throws a bucket of water, and the water ends up melting the Wicked Witch. Dorothy uses the Golden Cap to get the winged monkeys to carry her and her friends to Emerald City. 

There Oz grants the Scarecrow brains, the Tinman a heart and the Lion courage. Dorothy is given a hot air balloon to take her back to Kansas. However, just as the hot air balloon is ready to leave, Dorothy misses it.  

Magically, Glinda, the Good Witch appears and tells Dorothy that her sliver shoes have wonderful powers that can take her home if she clicks her heels three times.

Dorothy takes Toto up solemnly in her arms, and having said goodbye she claps the heels of her shoes together three times, saying, ‘Take me home to Aunt Em!’ 

Instantly she is whirling through the air. Soon Dorothy stands up and finds she is in her stocking-feet. For the Silver Shoes had fallen off in her flight through the air, and are lost forever in the desert.

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