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Classic Children’s Books Online: The Wizard of Oz

Read Free Classic Books Online – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


There are lots of classic books online which are available to download for free! There is no catch, nothing to sign up for – it really is as simple as visiting the website and downloading the book. It’s because the book’s copyright has expired and the work has passed into public domain. Not only can you download it, you can reproduce it, distribute it, adapt it, use it however you’d like. Many of these free e-books are children’s stories. There is one, in particular, which needs no introduction: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. If you loved the legendary 1939 movie (who didn’t?) than you’re in for a treat because the book is every bit as fun and magical as the movie was. Although the story is an imaginative romp, it presents an important underlying theme – self doubt can be an obstacle to attaining your goals. A positive message for children a century ago, a positive message for children today.

Wizard of Oz Overview

  • A children’s story
  • Published in 1900
  • Takes place in a fantastic world called Oz
  • Story explores the theme that wonder exists within the ordinary
  • The story is one of many tales about Oz
  • The story is appropriate (and enjoyable) for all ages

Wizard of Oz Download

The Free Online Download of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is available through the Literature.org website, which is committed to the promotion of electronic books. Literature.org provides numerous full, unabridged e-books available online for free. The website offers many Wizard of Oz sequels, including Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, and The Patchwork Girl of Oz. For anyone who would prefer to listen to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz being read aloud, you can download it as an Audio Book from LibriVox, a fantastic website of over 4000 free e-books. 

Wizard of Oz on the Web

The internet is rich with Wizard of Oz related websites. After reading the book with your kids, visit some of these websites. For an excellent article about The Wizard of Oz, its cultural place as an American fairy tale, and information about its author, read L. Frank Baum and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You can visit the official website of the International Wizard of Oz Club, an organization founded in 1957 and dedicated to all things Oz. Finally, if all this Oz material has got you reminiscing about the classic Hollywood movie, visit The Wizard of Oz Movie Review for an in-depth look at the film with lots of related links.  

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