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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (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 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-powered Wizard of Oz.
This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.
This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 132 two-color illustrations that help make the classic so enduring. Emerald-foil edging and an emerald ribbon marker have been added.
Celebrating 100 years of enchantment, this lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 132 two-color illustrations that make this American fairy tale special and enduring. Emerald-foil edging and an emerald ribbon marker are included.
About the Author
L[yman] Frank Baum, born in Chittenango, New York, in 1856, tried his hand at numerous professions but didn't discover until the age of forty that his true talent lay in writing of fantastic tales. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first of the fourteen full-length Oz novels, is his most famous work, but he is also known for his many other fantasies and pseudonymous books.
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