Behind the most famous movie ever made is a tale of love, magic and one incredible woman.
Finding Dorothy is the fictional story behind the most loved Wizard of The Oz, about how this iconic book came to be and how the movie was made. It is told from the perspective of L. Frank Baum’s wife, Maud. An unexpected but totally fascinating protagonist.
I was immediately drawn to the premise of the story; who doesn’t love Wizard of The Oz and want to know more about it? What inspired the book and what really went on behind the scene when the movie was made? The incredibly enchanting writing has made it such a pleasing and absorbing read.
The storylines alternate between the past and present. I found the life story of Maud incredibly moving; there were so much I did not know. In this timeline we follow Maud through her life journey, what her family was like, her growing up, the struggle with Frank to make-mends and what inspired Frank to write Wizard of The Oz. These are probably my favourite parts of the story. I also find in later part of the book, the relationship between Maud and Judy Garland is unexpected but so endearing. Even though this is fictional, it is clear that the author has done immense research about it. The facts and imaginations have blended perfectly and made this such a memorable read.
After reading Finding Dorothy, I have a new understanding and appreciation to Wizard of The Oz. It makes me fall even more in love with this beloved story.
Finding Dorothy is such an enchanting story. It will make your heart ache but most of all it will make you feel good. I definitely recommend this to all of you!
Thank you so much Ella and Quercus Books for gifting me this beautiful copy to review!
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