To be honest I don't really get why this book is considered a classic (perhaps it's due to the classic film?) The Wizard of Oz is alright but it pales in comparison to other classic children's fantasy novels like The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia. Yes, it is a classic book in terms of its age but I wouldn't call it high quality. It isn't particularly well-written and I noticed several grammatical errors. The characters are very one-dimensional and aren't especially interesting. The plot is decent I suppose but it never really stirred my imagination and emotions. A truly great children's novel will transcend its genre and will simply be a great book. The Wizard of Oz isn't a great children's book and is just for children only.