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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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupand#233;ry's classic story, beloved by readers of all ages for 70 years, now available in an anniversary edition gift setand#8212;with hardcover book and complete, unabridged text on both CD and exclusive downloadable audio read by Viggo Mortensen!
"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, beloved for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure.
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).
About the Author
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He wrote The Little Prince in the United States during a two-year self-imposed exile from occupied France. A year after the bookand#8217;s publication in 1943, Saint-Exupery disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupery wrote several other books that also have become classics of world literature. Viggo Mortensen is an artist mostly known for his acting work in movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, The Road, A History of Violence, and Alatriste, to name a few of his more recent projects. Later this year he will appear in Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On The Road and in Ana Piterbarg's Todos Tenemos Un Plan. He has also taken part in various recordings of poetry, short stories, and music. These include readings of Jack Kerouac's On The Road journals for the New Yorker Out Loud series, of his own introduction for Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004, as well as numerous poetry and music recordings from his own Perceval Press label, including Canciones de Invierno, Reunion, and Time Waits for Everyone. In addition to his film and recording work, Mortensen has published several books of poetry and photography, and has exhibited his photographs and paintings in galleries and museums in the U.S., Iceland, Denmark, Cuba and New Zealand.