The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum
Contributed by Sharon Fleming

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Chapter Summaries
Chapter 1
A cyclone transports Dorothy’s house - containing Dorothy and her dog Toto - into another space.
Chapter 2
Dorothy’s house eventually lands on top of the Wicked Witch of the East, crushing and killing her in the process.
Chapter 4
Dorothy and her new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, set off for Emerald City.
Chapter 11
The group meets the Wizard of Oz, who directs them and tasks them with killing the Wicked Witch of the West.
Chapter 11
Their attempt at seeking out and killing the Wicked Witch of the West is unsuccessful and the witch instead captures Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion.
Chapter 12
Dorothy accidentally kills the witch when she throws a bucket of water on the witch. The witch melts away and dies.
Chapter 14
The Winged Monkeys fly Dorothy and her group back to Emerald City.
Chapter 15
The Wizard is revealed to be a fake.
Chapter 16
The Wizard grants everyone’s wish except for Dorothy.
Chapter 23
Dorothy eventually learns that her shoes are the key to getting out of this landscape and back to her home, Kansas.
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Chapter 1

Chapter One features an orphaned girl known as Dorothy. She lives in a small house together with uncle Henry and Aunt Em. The prairies in Kansas wh...

Chapter 2

Once Dorothy and Toto wake up, they realize that the cyclone has set their hose down. The house has landed in “a land of marvelous beauty.” A g...

Chapter 3

Dorothy prepares for her journey to Emerald City to meet the great Wizard. She, therefore, decides to wear the silver shoes of the dead witch. The ...

Chapter 4

Dorothy and Scarecrow walk together as they converse with the aim of getting to know more about one another. Dorothy explains to Scarecrow that she...

Chapter 5

In the morning, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and Toto left the cottage and headed down the yellow brick road. As they continue to move down the road, th...

Chapter 6

Dorothy leads her friends through the woods. They are stumbling with great fear as they try to find a way through them. Suddenly, a lion starts cha...

Chapter 7

The group has grown larger with the addition of the Cowardly Lion. After having walked for long hours during the day, they manage to make a camp fo...

Chapter 8

Having managed to protect themselves from the Khadijahs, the group cross the river by use of the raft that Tin Woodman had made. While the other me...

Chapter 9

While Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow wait for Dorothy to wake up, they see a wildcat chasing a mouse. The wildcat moves quickly past them, fully, en...

Chapter 10

The Lion wakes up, eventually. The four friends and Toto the dog continue their journey, following the yellow brick road. They passed houses and pa...

Chapter 11

The Guardian of the Gates gives Dorothy and her team access to the Emerald City. The city is glowing and is dumbfounded at the nature of the beauty...

Chapter 12

 The travelers leave the Emerald City the next morning. They head west as they wish to reach the Land of the Wicked Witch of the West. The land th...

Chapter 13

The Winkles, having been freed from the bondage of the Wicked Witch, is overjoyed. They are also interested in rescuing and repairing the Scarecrow...

Chapter 14

The travelers find out that there is no road between the witch and the Emerald City. There is not even a pathway that they could use which would en...

Chapter 15

Dorothy and the other travelers arrive at Emerald City. They are forced to wait for several days before the Oz agrees to meet them. The Oz only agr...

Chapter 16

The Oz states that he is not a wizard, but Dorothy and her friends hold that he must honor what he had pledged. He uses his ingenuity to “satisfy...

Chapter 17

Oz makes Dorothy wait for three days as he tries to find a solution on how to take her back to Kansas. He later summons her to the Throne Room wher...

Chapter 18

Dorothy was somehow happy that she did not need to float around in the balloon. She, however, needs to get back to Kansas. The Scarecrow offers a r...

Chapter 19

Dorothy and her friends set of the next morning. They leave Emerald City as they head down towards the Land of the South. They travel well on the f...

Chapter 20

China walls seem endless to the travelers. The Woodman, therefore, builds a ladder to enable them to climb over it. The travelers are surprised wit...

Chapter 21

The travelers climb down the china wall and enter an unpleasant environment. By the time they reach the ground, they realize that the country is wi...

Chapter 22

Dorothy needs to pass through one more hurdle before they reach the Witch of the South. They have to deal with the Hammer Heads. It is a tribe of b...

Chapter 23

Glinda welcomes back the visitors while seated on the ruby throne. Dorothy explains that she needs to get back to Kansas before Aunt Em decides tha...

Chapter 24

Aunt Em comes out of the house to water her cabbages. She sees Dorothy running towards her. She hugs and kisses Dorothy asking her, “My darling c...

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