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The Resource Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West, Gregory Maguire

Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West, Gregory Maguire

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Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
Title
Wicked
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the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
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Gregory Maguire
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Years before Dorothy and her dog crash-land, another little girl makes her presence known in Oz. This girl, Elphaba, is born with emerald green skin - no easy burden in a land as mean and poor as Oz, where superstition and magic are not strong enough to explain or to overcome the natural disasters of flood and famine. But Elphaba is smart, and by the time she enters the university in Shiz, she becomes a member of a charmed circle of Oz's most promising young citizens: her roommate Glinda, a dippy socialite with a knack for sorcery; Boq, the lovelorn Munchkin; Fiyero, a tribal prince from the primitive West of Oz; and Nessarose, Elphaba's beautiful, religiously witchy sister, who lacks nothing save two arms and the spirit of compassion
  • Elphaba's Oz is no utopia. The Wizard's secret police are everywhere. Animals - those creatures with voices, souls, and minds - are threatened with exile. Young Elphaba, green and wild and misunderstood, is determined to protect the Animals - even if it means combating the mysterious Wizard, even if it means risking her single chance at romance. Ever wiser in guilt and sorrow, she can find herself grateful when the world declares her a witch. And she can even make herself glad for that young girl from Kansas
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Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death
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Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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042387
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DLC
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Maguire, Gregory
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1856-1919
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Baum, L. Frank
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True
Series statement
Wicked years
Series volume
0001
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  • Witches
  • Oz (Imaginary place)
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel
Label
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West, Gregory Maguire
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Publication
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  • Maps on lining pages
  • Originally published: New York: HarperCollins, 1995
Control code
000040125917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9780755331581
Label
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Note
  • Maps on lining pages
  • Originally published: New York: HarperCollins, 1995
Control code
000040125917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9780755331581

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