The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel that follows the story of Dorothy, an orphan girl living in Kansas. When Dorothy is caught in a cyclone, she is transported to the magical world of Oz. In order to get back home, Dorothy must travel to the Emerald City. Along the way she meets new friends like the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Woodman, but the group is constantly harassed on their travels by the Wicked Witch of the West. After many adventures, Dorothy is finally able to return home through the power of her magical shoes.