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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Wicked Years Series, Book 1
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Series:
Wicked years volume 1.
Published:
Recorded Books, Inc. 2000
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IL: UG - BL: 6.4 - AR Pts: 25
Lexile measure:
890L
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Description
Maguire travels back to Frank L. Baum's land of Oz for this absorbing fantasy that delves into the background if the famed Wicked Witch of the West, a misunderstood creature who challenges the preconceived notions of good and evil. Unabridged.
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
03/09/2000
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449881818
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.4, 25 Points
Lexile measure:
890
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Gregory Maguire. (2000). Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Wicked Years Series, Book 1. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Gregory Maguire. 2000. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Wicked Years Series, Book 1. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Wicked Years Series, Book 1. Recorded Books, Inc, 2000.

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Gregory Maguire. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West: Wicked Years Series, Book 1. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2000.

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        With a husky voice and a gentle, dramatic manner that will call to mind the image of a patient grandfather reading to an excited gaggle of children, McDonough leisurely narrates this fantastical tale of good and evil, of choice and responsibility. In Maguire's Oz, Elphaba, better known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is not wicked; nor is she a formally schooled witch. Instead, she's an insecure, unfortunately green Munchkinlander who's willing to take radical steps to unseat the tyrannical Wizard of Oz. Using an appropriately brusque voice for the always blunt Elphaba, McDonough relates her tumultuous childhood (spent with an alcoholic mother and a minister father) and eye-opening school years (when she befriends her roommate, Glinda). McDonough's pacing remains frustratingly slow even after the plot picks up, and Elphaba's protracted ruminations on the nature of evil will have some listeners longing for an abridgement. Still, McDonough's excellent portrayals of Elphaba's outspoken, gravel-voiced nanny and Glinda's snobbish friends make this excursion to Oz worthwhile. Based on the HarperCollins hardcover.

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        Born with green skin and huge teeth, like a dragon, the free-spirited Elphaba grows up to be an anti-totalitarian agitator, an animal-rights activist, a nun, then a nurse who tends the dying--and, ultimately, the headstrong Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz. Maguire's strange and imaginative postmodernist fable uses L. Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a springboard to create a tense realm inhabited by humans, talking animals (a rhino librarian, a goat physician), Munchkinlanders, dwarves and various tribes. The Wizard of Oz, emperor of this dystopian dictatorship, promotes Industrial Modern architecture and restricts animals' right to freedom of travel; his holy book is an ancient manuscript of magic that was clairvoyantly located by Madam Blavatsky 40 years earlier. Much of the narrative concerns Elphaba's troubled youth (she is raised by a giddy alcoholic mother and a hermitlike minister father who transmits to her his habits of loathing and self-hatred) and with her student years. Dorothy appears only near novel's end, as her house crash-lands on Elphaba's sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, in an accident that sets Elphaba on the trail of the girl from Kansas--as well as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Lion--and her fabulous new shoes. Maguire combines puckish humor and bracing pessimism in this fantastical meditation on good and evil, God and free will, which should, despite being far removed in spirit from the Baum books, captivate devotees of fantasy. 50,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; first serial to Word; author tour.

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