Dorothy Gale is a character created by L. Frank Baum. She is a teenage girl living in Kansas with her uncle Henry and her aunt Emma. Suddenly, a tornado transports her to the magical land of Oz. There, she befriends the Tin Man , the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow , and they defeat the Wicked Witch of the West . Later, Glinda the Good Witch of the South appears to her and tells her that she can return back to Earth using the magic shoes that Dorothy is wearing. Dorothy does so, and she returns to Kansas. She returns to Oz several times, living exciting new adventures there.