• The Wizard of Oz book cover       



    Title: The  Wizard of Oz
    Author: L. Frank Baum

     Greenville's One Book, One School 2019-20

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    One School – One Book is when every family in the school reads the same book at the same time. When a whole school reads one book with their families….. there is a lot to talk about.

    Children from all grade levels listen to the same book being read aloud at home even if they are old enough to read it themselves. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book brings an added sense of community among students, parents, teachers, staff, bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria staff – and beyond.

    Make time. Read. Have fun.

    Audio files available using the links on the right.

    Reading aloud is simple. It is fun and inexpensive, but the benefits are monumental. Reading aloud to your children is the single most important thing you can do to help them succeed.

    Research indicates that reading is one of the most influential factors which parents and teachers can offer children. Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, to build bigger vocabularies, to understand concepts better, to feel positive about both books and learning – and much more.



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         Ch. 2-  7:28

         Ch. 3-  21:41

         Ch. 4-  34:02

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         Ch. 7-  19:58

         Ch. 8-  30:43

         Ch. 9-  42:07

         Ch. 10-  50:21

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         Ch. 13:  44:24

         Ch. 14-  51:31

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         Ch. 17-  22:50

         Ch. 18-  29:40

         Ch. 19-  36:47

         Ch. 20-  42:36

         Ch. 21-  51:29

         Ch. 22-  57:17

         Ch. 23 & 24-  1:02:50

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Learn About the Author

  • Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four "lost" novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. Taken from Amazon [https://www.amazon.com/L.-Frank-Baum/e/B000AQ3ZFG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0]    

    To learn more about the author check out this website 15 wonderful things you might not know about L Frank Baum