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The Wizard of Oz

Young Reading Series 2
The Wizard of Oz

  • The classic story by L. Frank Baum, retold for children growing in their reading confidence and ability, sumptuously illustrated by Mauro Evangelista.
  • When Dorothy is whizzed to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and be granted her wish to return to Kansas?
  • Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
  • Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 600L

Book Band: 11 - Lime

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746070536
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback with CD:
Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9780746096475
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Rosie Dickins

Illustrator: Mauro Evangelista

Reader Reviews

Great classic!
I don't know who was more excited my children or myself. My daughters have seen the movie and were excited to have the book read to them. The images are gorgeous and the story kept them interested. Recommend.

Sabrina, 10th December 2008


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