Chapter 17 ~ How the Balloon Was Launched
After three days of waiting, Oz called Dorothy to him. He told her he wasgoing to make a balloon to sail them over the desert. Once across the desert, they would look for Kansas. To make the balloon, Oz cut out the silk while Dorothy stitched the pieces together. Next a basket had to be made to carry them.
Once the balloon was finished, the Tin Woodman built a fire and filled the balloon with hot air. Oz was inside the balloon waiting for Dorothy to join him when he spoke to the people of the Emerald City. Oz told the people gathered that he was going away to visit a brother wizard in the clouds. He wanted the Scarecrow to rule the city in his absence.
Toto took off chasing a kitten. Dorothy couldn’t leave without him. Once she had found Toto and was racing toward the balloon, the ropes holding the balloon cracked, and the balloon took off without Dorothy in it.
Chapter 17 ~ Skills
- Constructive Response ~ Balloon Acrostic
- Language Arts Skill ~ Using Commas, Dashes, and Parentheses
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