The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children’s novel written by author L. Frank Baum, originally published in May 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film.
The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their home in Kansas by a tornado. To get home she must find the wonderful Wizard in the Emerald City of OZ.
On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival–will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?