is the story that started it all. It begins when a little
Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto are blown
away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she
meets a very unusual cast of characters - the Scarecrow, Tin
Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest
to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want
most in life. Making their way along the Yellow Brick Road
through a series of hair-raising encounters, they arrive at
the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard that they first
must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will grant
They eventually overcome many dangerous challenges
and dispose of the witch (although quite by accident), and
return only to find that the Wizard is really just a humbug.
He craftily addresses everyone's wish but Dorothy's, which
is to return home to Kansas. So once more Dorothy and her
friends set out, this time to find the Good Witch of the South.
These last adventures end happily with Dorothy and Toto returning
home, thanks to something she had all along.