What We're Reading Now "I would recommend this book. It is very political and the themes are relevant to society now. The book is suspensful and very imaginative." Chrystie Pridemore - Books-A-Million, Christiansburg, VA When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. "Wicked" is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
- ISBN-13: 9780060745905
- ISBN-10: 0060745908
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: March 2004
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.46 x 1.24 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.19 pounds
- Page Count: 409