S: Dora Dora Dora Meets the Wizard By Lindsey Dubin and Samantha Boas
BC: You may have heard of the Wizard of Oz before, but this is a different version. This is a book about Dorathy,Dora, has a dream that she is in the land of Oz. Along the way, she makes a few friends, the giraffe without a brain, a zebra without a heart, and a hippo who is not courageous. Dora and her friends need to get past the Wicked Witch of the West to get to the Wizard of Oz. | Dora-Dorothy Boots-Toto Rosalinda-Glinda Marvin-Scarecrow Marty-Tin man Alex-Lion
FC: Dora Dora Dora Meets the Wizard! By: Lindsey Dubin and Samantha Boas
1: Dedicated to Rachel Dubin for her love of the Wizard of Oz Also dedicated to Ms.Iezzi for inspiring us to be writers Thank you!
2: Once upon the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico, there lived a girl named Dorathy, but her family called her Dora. Dora loved to surf with her pet monkey, Boots. While she was surfing one day, Dora got hit by a huge wave. She submerged under water, started to feel lightheaded, and passed out. The lifeguard pulled Dora and Boots out of the water and laid them on the sand. As Dora was lying there, still not awake, an image of Oz appeared in Dora's mind. "Hehehehehehe" Dora heard but didn't know where it was coming from. "Hehehehehehe." Dora heard again. "The lollipop kids, the lollipop kids." "Oh so that's where it's coming from." exclaimed Dorathy. A ton of little people with swirled hair came out of the bushes. "Who are you?" Dora asked nervously.
3: " Why the munchkins of course!" they replied all at once. "Boots, I don't think we're in Puerto Rico anymore." said Dora sadly. "GASP!" The | munchkins froze in shock. "What, what?" "You killed the Wicked Witch of the East with your surfboard." "Oh that's terrible, I'm so sorry." "No don't be, thank you, thank you!" "Ding Dong the Witch is dead, which old Witch, the Wicked Witch, Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is dead!" "So is that a good thing?" "Of course, my dear, she was going to kill all of us" said a beautiful woman
4: coming out of a sparkly bubble. " And who are you?" Dorathy asked looking up to the lady. "I am Rosalinda,The good witch of the North." "I thought there were only bad witches?" "No my dear." "Well how am I supposed to get home?" "Follow the oceanic road to get to the Wizard and he will solve all of your problems. Oh but you might need some shoes. Will these sparkly pink converse do?" With a wave of Rosalinda's wand, the converse popped onto Dora's feet. "Ahhhhhhh, get those shoes of your feet! They are mine!" shouted a person with a green face and a wart on her nose. "Rosalinda, who is that?" asked Dora in fear. "That is the Wicked Witch of the West. I'll make her go away, bippity, boppity, boo!" | and with a wave of Rosalinda's wand, the Wicked Witch started to vanish. " I'll get you
6: and your little monkey too!" shouted the witch as she was disappearing. "Remember, follow the yellow brick road. Bye!" said the munchkins. Dora walked and walked and walked until she came to a fork in the road. "Which way should I go?" she asked herself."You could go this way, or that way, or both ways! But I prefer this way," said a giraffe pointing to the left. "Where did that come from?" Dora whispered to herself. "It's me! But it's a giraffe, which means it's me, I'm the giraffe, how do you do?" "Well I'm lost, I was going to
7: go the right way but then you said the left way was better, but you seem unsure of yourself so I'm going to go the right way which is the right way, right?" "I'm sorry I'm confusing you, but I don't have a brain. I sometimes make people think I'm whack-o but I'm really a nice guy. If only I had a brain..." the giraffe said with a sigh. Dora took a deep breath, " Well, if you want to come with me to Oz maybe the Wizard can give you some brains but that's only if we don't get lost which means you have to tell me the right way so you can get your brains and I can go back home, so do you want to come with me?" "I'd thought you'd never ask. By the way, my name is Marvin!" "Nice to meet you Marvin,I'm Dorathy but you can call me Dora." "We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!" they sang as
8: they skipped down the left path together. After hours of walking, they came across a lake. "Help me, help me," Dora and Marvin heard coming from the nearby field. Dora and Marvin looked around, and finally discovered a zebra tied up in the grass. "Can you please untie these knots? I was chasing my tail this morning when I got caught in the grass, that's how I ended up like this." "Oh don't worry we will help," said Dorathy and Marvin as they walked over to the zebra. "That's better, thank you!" said the zebra in relief. "Hi I am Marty." "Nice to meet you Marty, I am Dora. and that's Marvin, Marvin is helping me get to the wizard. Would you like to come with us?" Dorathy asked.
10: "No! Why would you even ask that?" said Marty sharply. "I'm sorry, I just wanted to know!" "Sorry, I don't have a heart so I'm sometimes mean to people." "It's okay. If you come with us, the Wizard might be able to give you a heart." "Okay! Thanks!" "Come on vamanos, let's go find the Wizard!" They walked back to the lake and had an important decision to make. "Should we go across the bridge, or just go around it?" Dora asked her friends. "No one is allowed to go anywhere near my lake! This is my lake, and my lake only! Rawr!" said a hippo coming out from underneath the bridge. "We aren't scared of you! Are we?" "Well maybe a little" Marty and Marvin said in unison. 'Well you don't scare ME!" "Oh I don't, let me try again." said the hippo. "Wait! Stop! Being
11: mean to people won't help you in life." "I'm sorry! I don't have any courage so I'm trying to man up and get some."
12: "If you want to come with us to the Wizard, he might be able to give | you some courage," Dorathy asked kindly."Sure! I mean if that's okay with you." said the | hippo timidly. "I'm Dora, that's Marvin, and that's Marty! What's your
13: name?" I'm Alex." "Let's go!" shouted Dora excitedly! After plenty of walking through the woods, Dorathy and her friends saw a huge, shiny green building. "Yay! Oh my goodness. I can't believe we made it!" Dora told her friends enthusiastically. "Let's go!" After Dora walked through the whole building, she finds a big screen. "Um,
14: were wondering if you could help us out." Dorathy asked "With what?" " My friend Marvin needs a brain." Dorathy answered. "Preferably one that's smart please!" Marvin pleaded. "And my friend Marty needs a heart. Lastly, Alex needs some courage. Please help us!" "Hello?" Dora peeked behind the giant screen. "Um, what | hello?" Dora asked curiously. All of a sudden a big face appeared on the screen. "Why are you here?" the face asked coldly. "Well, my friends and I
15: are you doing?"The screen doesn't get power from just air you know." said a man riding a bicycle. "We are running low on money so to save energy I am exercising while powering this! Brilliant, right?" Dorathy had a sad look on her face so the man said "Let's start over. Hi I'm the Wizard!" I think you know who we are Dorathy said miserably. "Well I think I have what everyone wants. Marvin, here are the brains of my dear
16: old friend, ah the good old days." "I feel smarter already!" exclaimed Marvin. "Next, here is a heart, my favorite valentine of all."Oh golly. I love you, I'm nice now!" said Marty all gushy-like. Lastly, here is some courage Alex." "Rawr! Hey, I do have courage!" "And what do you want Dorathy?" "I just want to go back home to Puerto Rico." Dora said sadly. "But didn't Rosalinda tell you?" asked the Wizard surprisingly! "Tell me what?" "All you have to do is tap your heels three times and say I wish I was home, I wish I was home, I wish I was home!" "Okay, I wish I was home, I wish I was home, I wish I was home." Dora felt dizzy for a minute but once she opened her eyes, she was back in Puerto Rico. "Hey, I'm back home again!" And they all lived happily ever after!
17: The end