The Sorcerer of WIZ

Curt Weeden

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The Sorcerer of WIZ is a remarkable and captivating update of the beloved Wizard of Oz. This engaging adventure story written mainly for six- to twelve-year-olds couples a fascinating tale with character-building life lessons.

Eleven-year-old Sofia is swept away by a tornado and crashes into a much-reviled Empress of Offensiveness. This is the starting point for an exciting and courageous search for the world's most mysterious and feared businessman: the Sorcerer. The Sorcerer recasts the Wizard of Oz's scarecrow, tin man and lion as a modern-day trio who teach us much about contemporary America.

A discussion guide at the close of the book turns each chapter into an opportunity for parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors to talk to children about issues and topics important to all of us.

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About the Author

Curt Weeden is a former Johnson & Johnson corporate vice president who serves as president of Business & Nonprofit Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on business social responsibility strategies. A recognized authority on philanthropy and social responsibility trends, Weeden founded and led the national professional organization Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals (ACCP). His articles and op-eds appear frequently in major mainstream publications (e.g., BusinessWeek, USAToday, etc.). He has authored six critically acclaimed books, including Smart Giving Is Good Business and the novels Dutch Island, Book of Nathan, and The Sorcerer of Wiz.