This opening chapter Frank Baum in which we see the young Dorothy in her home setting in the ‘midst’ of the beautiful Kansas prairies on a farmhouse with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and funny little dog Toto, when they get hot by the Dramatic Cyclone that Sweeps up the home, transporting Dorothy on the start of her journey to the meet the Wizard of Oz.
The atmosphere provided by ‘whistling wind from the south’ of The Cyclone in this opening chapter, really creates the dramatic adventure Uncle Henry who immediately stands up. And Dorothy’s funny little Dog Toto that makes her laugh and Aunt Em who describes her voice as both merry and charming all provide great character, that starts one thinking about her beguiling Kansas voice. And when the home is finally swept away and Dorothy is left hiding in the trap door, we are shown her chatter and spirit, when she ‘resolves to wait and ‘ see what the future will bring.’
Ch2. The Council with the Munchkins –
Dorothy who originally comes from Kansas, The priory land, much different from the land of the Wizards and Witches where she finds herself when she gets lifted up by The Cyclone and meets the queer folk of The Munchkins and The Wicked Witch of the North who, unbeknown to her, thank her for destroying the Wicked Witch of the East, who wore the silver shoes. The frightened Dorothy is told she must go on a journey ‘Sometimes dark and sometime’s Strange’ to meet The Great Wizard of Oz.’ Maybe he can help her. It is the path of the Yellow Brick Road, she must journey alone to the land of The Emerald Green City.
This exiting second chapter, clearly defines the perils of the journey Dorothy must face with The Wicked Witch of the West and the land of the Winkies as well as braving to meet the Great Wizard of Oz himself. So do listen carefully to this one and the preceding in the recording of The Wizard of OZ on Stornory.com
Im looking forward to recording these chapters with Dorothy’s kansas accent soon so keep listening @ Storynory.com
In the mean time seek Yellow Brick road @ http://www.kansasprairies.net/
And don’t forget my pre recording @ http://storynory.com/2009/10/12/the-wicked-witch-of-the-west/
I wanted to see if I could get this podcast but can’t
December 6, 2010
I have already read this before.It is very exciting…
I thought it was good.I am feeling surprised when Wizard of Oz appear in Storynory.com.It tells about a girl named Dorothy lives in Kansas with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry.But,a twister fly her to an unknown land called Oz.So she go to Emerald City to find the Wizard Oz to help her get back to Kansas.She also met new friends like Scarecrow,Tin Woodman the carpenter from tin,and the Timid Lion.With her pet dog Toto she adventures from Oz to Kansas.I hope Bertie likes it!
December 14, 2010
I haven’t read this story before. Can’t wait to read and hear it at Storynory.