Free Narrative Essays: There's No Place Like Oz

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There’s No Place like Oz Caroline lived in the midst of the great North Carolina piedmont with Jamie, who was her mother, and Alex, who was her older brother. Their house was made of brick, and sat upon a tall, grassy hill overlooking the road below that no one ever drove on. When Caroline stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great gray small town on every side. Neither a Starbucks nor a Forever 21 broke the broad sweep of mountainous country that reached to the sky in all directions. Nevertheless, Caroline was a joyous child, and her mother would always become startled whenever her merry voice reached her ears; she always looked at the girl with wonder that she could find anything to laugh at. It was Teddy that made Caroline laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings. Teddy was not gray; he was a little blonde dog, with soft trimmed hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose. Teddy played all day long, and Caroline played with him, and loved him dearly. When she wasn’t exploring the nearby woods with her dog, she could always be found reading. She adored stories of dystopian adventure and romantic exploits, but only one tale had ever truly captured her heart.
She was three years old when she first discovered it. Needing something
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Baum’s classic American rhetoric and vivid imagery created an Oz that Caroline could not help but fall in love with all over again. As she drew closer to Dorothy’s return to Kansas, she began to wish that the pages would never have to stop turning; upon its eventual end, she was immensely satisfied, but still ached for more. It was then that she learned of the continuing series of books about Dorothy and Oz. She didn’t know it at the time, but this was the spark of her life-long love for

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