The first Oz book, published in 1900, is the story we're most familiar with, as it was adapted into the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. It follows Dorothy and Toto as they get swept by a tornado into the Land of Oz, meeting the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man and making their way to the Emerald City to see the great Wizard. It was initially written as a single book but turned into a series after the 1902 Broadway musical's immense popularity.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Book 1
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