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Old 03-15-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend a different version of "The Wizard of Oz" besides the original version?

My grade level is seeing the play and my coworkers were discussing reading the book to compare-but it's a bit wordy. We're hoping for something easier to read/simpler to understand.

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Try this...an abridged version by Daisy Alberto

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/2128...y-l-frank-baum

It is cute and a quick read.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Robert Sabuda has a super cool pop-up book that is an abridged version. There is a version illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt with amazing illustrations that is abridged as well.
However, your kids might surprise you. I'm reading the full version right now to my first and second graders, and they are loving it. Many of them haven't seen the movie, but those who have are quick to make comparisons. Several of them have already asked if we can read other Oz books by Baum (I have a few in my room).
If you don't have a lot of time before the play though, definitely go with an abridged one.
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I read the book to my class every year - I think most kids today grow up never reading the classics on their own with so many other choices like Weird School or a wimpy Kid - so I always read them a classic like Winnie the Pooh, Little House on the Prairie, and of course The Wizard of Oz! I think they would love it!
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I just started a Junior Classic version of Wizard of Oz that I bought at a Half Price bookstore. It has some of the original phrases and imagery but in a simpler version to read to my second graders. We read the first two chapters yesterday!


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Thank you-I'll look into those!
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