We're not in Kansas any more, Toto ...' When a devastating tornado lifts up her house, Dorothy and her faithful dog Toto find themselves transported to a strange and beautiful land. Fearing they may never see home again, they set off on a magical journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, probably the only person who can help Dorothy find her way back to Kansas. Accompanied by a Tin Woodman, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion, Dorothy finds her way onto the Yellow Brick Road, which she must follow all the way to the Emerald City, but many dangers lie ahead, not least the Wicked Witch of the West. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has delighted generations of children since its initial publication in 1900. It joins the ranks of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Treasure Island as a genuine children's classic, filled with fantasy and adventure. Born May 15 1856, L Frank Baum is cherished today as the creator of the Land of Oz. The first of his fourteen OZ books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was published in 1900. It has never been out of print since and in 1939 it was made into what would become one of the most beloved films of all time.