The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 17 “How the Balloon Was Launched”

Chapter 17 ~ How the Balloon Was Launched

Download The Wizard of Oz Free Book Units ~ Chapter 17.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.



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Chapter 17



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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz FREE Book Unit

1 – The Cyclone

2 – The Council with the Munchkins

3 – How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow

4 – The Road Through the Forest

Root Words Spoons Game

5 – The Rescue of the Tin Woodman

6 – The Cowardly Lion

7 – The Journey to the Great Oz

8 – The Deadly Poppy Field

9 – The Queen of the Field Mice

Pronoun Task Cards

10 – The Guardian of the Gate

11 – The Wonderful City of Oz

12 – The Search for the Wicked Witch

Prefix Game

13 – The Rescue

14 – The Winged Monkeys

15 – The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible

Prefix and Suffix Puzzles

16 – The Magic Art of the Great Humbug

17 – How the Balloon Was Launched

Punctuation Task Cards

18 – Away to the South

19 – Attacked by the Fighting Trees

20 – The Dainty China Country

Analogy Game ~ Round About

21 – The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts

22 – The Country of the Quadlings

Context Clues Task Cards

23 – Glinda The Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish

24 – Home Again



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