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Paperback The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book

ISBN: 1561441740

ISBN13: 9781561441747

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

(Book #1 in the Oz Series)

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Book Overview

L. Frank Baum's timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the rst uniquely American fairy tale. A combination of enchanting fantasy and piercing social commentary, this remarkable story has entertained and beguiled readers of all ages since it was rst published in 1900. Ray Bradbury writes in his Introduction, "Both [Baum and Shakespeare] lived inside their heads with a mind gone wild with wanting, wishing, hoping, shaping, dreaming," and it...

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

the wizard of Oz

the book is good quality but the movie and the book are different but I'm happy with this order.

It's my wife's favorite movie

My wife loved it

A reader and an uncle

I have not found a more beautifuly illustrated book yet, in any genre of book. This book is marvelous! This is the Wizard of Oz book to own. The pictures are very different from the movie, but incredibly beautiful and enchanting. The realistic and fantasy lighting in this book is beyond description, its the very best of any chilrens book I have ever seen. My mother gave me this book when I was a child and I have cherished it ever since. The story could not be presented in a more complimentary and beautiful way, its wonderful. I recommend this to anyone, parents, child, or single adult, the book is wonderful! It may be hard to find, but it is well worth it. This book will teach its readers and viewers to aprechiate great art.

A Superb All-Round Wonderful Wizard

This well-illustrated version of The Wizard of Oz is what I regard as a definitive gift-book edition of the story. Santore's superb illustrations speak for themselves and serve as vivid and real pictorial depictions of Baum's enchanting fantasy world. In addition, the carefully-condensed text flows so smoothly that the story moves ever vforward, without the transient episodes, that it does not seem lacking at all. I know that some readers might find the story lacking with omissions and such, but it is not a serious problem because the essence is still there. In short, a superb book for any fan of Oz, and any new readers encountering this world for the first time.

The Wonderful Wizard - A Wonderful Classic & Must Have Book!

From the time I learned to read until my preteen years my favorite books were L. Frank Baum's Oz Books. I was an extremely avid reader but, for me, no other stories could compare with the magical world that Baum created. His characters and their adventures fueled my childhood fantasies like no others. In turn, these books became favorites of my daughter's. And this book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is the one that started it all.As most folks know, an enormous cyclone suddenly hit young Dorothy Gale's home in Kansas, resulting in the extraordinary transportation of said home, girl and dog across time and space to the wondrous land of Oz. The house fell on a wicked witch and killed her, with dire future consequences for Dorothy and Company. Dorothy is directed to travel to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to help her return to Kansas. On the way, she meets and befriends a Scarecrow (who desires brains), a Tin Woodman (who craves a heart), and a Lion (who wants to possess courage). And thus the famous adventures begin, which have been translated into many languages for children around the world. If there was ever a classic children's book - this is it.Baum's narrative honors the ideals of home, heart, intellect, and courage. He introduces the reader to wizards, witches, winged monkeys, the Munchkins, and the beloved characters who have become cultural icons: Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. This edition features W. W. Denslow's illustrations, the original art that graced Baum's books, and my favorites.This is a wonderful, non-abridged edition of one of the best stories ever told. Highest recommendations!JANA

One of the Best!

I borrowed this book from a library one time and I loved it! It was really fun to read and it was different from the movie in parts. They go to different lands like China Town where the whole land is made of China! I would highly recommend borrowing or even buying this book! All ages and genders would love it!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Mentions in Our Blog

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Timeless Classics with Timely Updates
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 03, 2020

Getting young people to read old books can be challenging. One successful approach we’ve come across is to pair the original with a modern take on the story. Here we feature ten classic books matched with fun, updated retellings.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Click Your Heels Together Three Times for L. Frank Baum!
Click Your Heels Together Three Times for L. Frank Baum!
Published by Beth Clark • May 15, 2018

Happy Birthday to the real man behind The Wizard of Oz curtain.

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