Dorothy is an orphaned 12-year old girl who lives in a farmhouse in Kansas in the year 1889 with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and little dog Toto.One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy inside, is caught up in a tornado and deposited in a field in the Land of the Munchkins in the Land of Oz. The fallinghouse kills the ruler of the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the East.
The Good Witch of the North (known as Glinda in the 1939 movie) comes with theMunchkins to greet Dorothy and gives Dorothy the Silver Shoes that the Wicked Witch of the East had been wearing when she was killed. In order to return toKansas, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy that she will have to go to the "Emerald City" or "City of Emeralds" and ask the Wizard of Oz to helpher.
On her way down the road paved with yellow brick, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole he is hanging on, restores the movements of the rusted TinWoodman with an oil can, and encourages them and the Cowardly Lion to journey with her and Toto to the Emerald City. The Scarecrow wants to get a brain,the Tin Woodman a heart, and the Cowardly Lion, courage. All are convinced by Dorothy that the Wizard can help them too. Together, they overcome obstacleson the way including narrow pieces of the yellow brick road, Kalidahs, a river, and the Deadly Poppies.
When the travelers arrive at the Emerald City,they are asked to use green spectacles by the Guardian of the Gates. When each traveler meets with the Wizard, he appears each time as someone or something [continua]
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