There 's No Place Like Oz Essay

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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 to occupy the child’s attention, her sitter for the day had inserted a VHS tape into the player, and sat her down in front of the…

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