- The whole darn thing is in color!
- Features 19 lovely pictures from
The Wizard of Oz!
- Over 35 life lessons!
- An Oz collector must have!
- A great gift book!
- Did we mention sparkles on the cover?
- What more do you need to know?
Okay, if you want to know more, you can read the Preface. Here it is:
Lessons on how to live life come from many different places. Some people use the stories in the Bible. Some people learn what they need to know from their parents. Lately, I’ve been using the story about a wizard and a girl from Kansas.
I’ve always loved The Wizard of Oz. I have an Auntie Em. (Really, I do.) Ever since I was little I’ve identified with Dorothy. She was my idol. She had a dog, and she got to go over the rainbow. A good witch watched out for her, and she met all kinds of nice friends. She skipped and danced and sang—and she had the coolest shoes ever. (Who didn’t want a pair of those shoes?)
When I watch The Wizard of Oz, I’m still filled with a sense of wonder. It’s not just a nice story; it speaks to my spirit. It inspires, it warms, it touches my heart and makes me want to go skipping.
I realized that Dorothy is not just a typical teenager. She has principles, and she sticks to them. She is generous and loving to everyone she meets. She has innocence and confidence. She sees the truth in all things. She lives her life fully in each moment. She knows how to have fun. She is honest and strives to be the best person she can be. She makes mistakes. She is sometimes scared about what the future has in store. She loses her way. She is human. She takes her experiences and learns from them.
Dorothy’s journey through Oz is an allegory that directly parallels our lives. In each scene, from the beginning of the movie to the end, a lesson can be found in Dorothy’s experiences.
These lessons are good reminders of things we already know but sometimes forget—ways to be and live that make us feel great about ourselves and our lives. If we learn from these lessons, we will begin to see that our actions and positive attitudes influence the world around us, making it a better place.
Dorothy’s lessons can be our lessons.
When at the end of a grumpy day, when wandering aimlessly, when meeting new friends, when battling the wicked witches in our lives, we need to remind ourselves that all of this is our Yellow Brick Road. It’s our own magical journey, just like Dorothy’s. In our lives, lessons from Oz are everywhere.
Okay, if you are still not convinced, read the sample chapter.