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The Wizard of Oz

by Jack Lockerby

Fantasy, Literary

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About the Story

Dorothy lived with her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry on a farm in the midst of the great Kansas prairies ... a vast expanse of flat-lands subject to frequent cyclones and sudden storms but nonetheless capable of producing some of the finest farm-produce imaginable. Uncle Henry was somewhat of an 'expert' on the cyclones and prided himself upon his ability to predict their 'coming' well before they arrived. He put it down to a 'knack' and the rheumatics in his left-leg, but no matter what it was it generally proved to be effective. Aunt Em on the other hand was more at home in the kitchen and was known for the quality of her 'cookies' .. especially the ones with the hint of blueberry in them! She also prepares a very fine pot of stew, as you might find out if you examined the stove.

Also on the farm were a number of animals and a small dog that answered to the name of TOTO. He was Dorothy's favourite and normally Dorothy and the dog were inseparable. However on this occasion the dog had been found chasing the hens and been tied up out of harm's way.

One morning Uncle Henry strode into the room and announced that a 'big one' was on its way. Seemingly the 'knack' and the rheumatics had combined to warn him of an approaching cyclone and judging by the size of the 'twinges' this cyclone was going to be a beauty!!! Dorothy was given instructions to make everything ready around the house and Uncle Henry dashed off to round up the animals.

What was Dorothy to do first? Just where does she start and what help can she obtain .....

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Editorial Reviews

Spelling, grammar and expression are all mistake-free, and locations mostly have shortish but adequate descriptions. I found the game a bit too saccharine and cute to begin with, then later on plenty of slaughtering of the local wildlife is required - a rather odd combination of cuteness and indiscriminate killing. But these literary peculiarities in the storyline weren't Jack Lockerby's fault, he's been limited by following the style and flavour of the original story.
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I'm interested in games that are straightforward adaptations of conventional books (probably novels, but I'd be interested to know if there are any non-fiction book adaptations). The ones that I know of are The Famous Five and The...

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