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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 classic American fairy tale of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, one of the true staples of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stimulated the imagination of young and old alike for generations.
This paperback edition features high-quality black-and-white illustrations by W. W. Denslow.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
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.
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.
About the Author
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series. Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz
, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.
Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator, primarily within the sub-culture of skateboarding, whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. The author of There's Nothing Wrong with You (Hopefully), he lives and works in Austin.W[illiam] W[allace] Denslow was born in Philadephia in 1856. Famous for his bold, colorful illustrations for many popular turn-of-the-century children's books, he is best remembered today as the original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.