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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Books of Wonder)by L. Frank Baum
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One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful fantasy out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There′s no place like home."
Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powerful Wizard of Oz.
This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W.W. Denslow′s original colour plates, the colourful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-colour illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.
The most popular titles from the classic Oz series are now available in lavish yet affordable Books of Wonder paperback editions. Enjoy one, two, or all three at once! This is the classic story of Dorothy Gale, her dog, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Woodman, and the Scarecrow.
The classic American fairy tale of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, who take a trip to the fantastical world of Oz, is available in paperback. Included original illustrations by W. W. Denslow. Illustrations.
About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. The Wizard of Oz is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.
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