It is in this book that Oz is "discovered." A little Kansas girl-Dorothy Gale-is carried in her house to Oz when a cyclone whisks it through the sky. As the house lands in the Munchkin Country, one of the four great countries of Oz, it sends Dorothy off on her first adventure in this wonderful land. On her way, she finds the Scarecrow, meets the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. Since this book appeared, more than a century ago, we have learned many marvelous things about the Land of Oz.
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Since 1900 when L. Frank Baum introduced to the children of America THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and all the other exciting characters who inhabit the land of Oz, these delightful fairy tales have stimulated the imagination of millions of young readers. These are stories which are genuine fantasy-creative, funny, tender, exciting and surprising. Filled with the rarest and most absurd creatures, each of the 14 volumes which now comprise the series, has been eagerly sought out by generation after generation until today they are known to all except the very young or those who were never young at all.