The Wizard of Oz (1900 - Novel; 1939 - Film )
Both L. Frank Baum's beloved 1900 novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,"
and the equally beloved 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz," tell the story
of Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her adolescent adventures in the
magical, mysterious, and sometimes dangerous fantasy land. A tornado
rattles Dorothy's quiet, provincial existence and when she wakes up in
Oz, she has one thing on her mind: getting back home. When she finally
does, we are led to believe it may all have been a dream. But that's
not the point. Dorothy's real journey is an internal one, and she
learns that whether you find yourself on the yellow brick road or along
the dirt paths of Kansas, the real adventure is life itself.