Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

This week my teaser lines come from one of the books I'm reading for the Pre-1960 Classic Children's Book Reading Challenge.  It's L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900.  Don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to this one -- especially since I love the movie so much. This snippet comes from Chapter 6 ("The Cowardly Lion"), right at the end:
The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.
"You people with  hearts," he said, "have something to guide you, and need never do wrong...."
Yes, that sounds right, but oh, if it were just that simple!

Cover of the First Edition. Image by Wikipedia.

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  1. I still haven't read this one. I'll be looking forward to your review :)


  2. Excellent teaser, Joy! My sisters and I read several of the books in this series when we were kids. My teaser: Murder by the Glass by Michele Scott

  3. Good choice! I remember buying it at Ann and Tom Brown

  4. I haven't read this one, but have seen the movie, of course; and I collect Wizard of Oz figurines, among other things...

  5. I haven't read this either. Sounds like the characters are more in depth in the book.

  6. I have this on my TBR pile. Penguin did a beautiful paperback edition last year that persuaded me to pick it up. I think it'll be neat to read it!


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