The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum was first published in 1900. In 1902, it became a play. It wasn't until 1939 that the film version, The Wizard of Oz, with Judy Garland was released.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz begins with Chapter 1: The Cyclone. Dorothy tells us about her life in Kansas and how gray and dreary it is. One day, she gets swept up into a tornado . . .

Recording time: 7 min.

Read by staff.

Direct download: WW_of_Oz_-_Chapter_1.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 8:00am CST