The Wizard of Oz
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Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book DescriptionHailed as the first original American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz inspired countless sequels and imitations, as well as the classic American musical film and the Broadway musical The Wiz. In L. Frank Baum's imaginative story, Dorothy Gale takes a magical journey from the American heartland into the wonderful land of Oz to meet the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689831423
(190mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author L. Frank Baum
Crochet Stories: L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Paperback (May 2017)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a charming combination of storytelling and crocheting!
Emerald City of Oz, Hardback (February 2017)
This volume continues the entertaining adventures started in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. lt gathers into a single edition novels six to ten in the celebrated Oz series: The Emerald City of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz and Rlntltink in Oz. Each novel features the original illustrations of John R. Neill.
Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, Hardback (January 2017)
Collects both of L Frank Baum's classic tales featuring Santa Claus: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and A Kidnapped Santa Clause along with spot illustrations.
Tin Woodman of Oz, Paperback (December 2016)» View all books by L. Frank Baum
The Tin Woodman is reminded of his Munchkin sweetheart, Nimmie Amee, and determines to find her and marry her as he had promised to do.
US Kirkus Review » A lively and charming adaptation of the quintessential American fairytale. Caballero's black-and-white art uses clean lines, bold blacks and pleasingly variegated panel layouts to breathe fresh vigor into Baum's timeless classic. The storyline moves briskly while staying mostly faithful to the original text, though purists might cavil at the telescoping of Dorothy's admittedly redundant journey to Glinda's castle. The real delight here is the re-imagining of beloved characters for the 21st century, ironically reminiscent of Baum's own prairie populism. These Munchkins are no outre Art Deco midgets, but as friendly and familiar as Wal-Mart shoppers. The Tin Man becomes a genial robot with a buzz-saw appendage, and the Scarecrow a likable homeboy. Generous, openhearted Dorothy herself is clearly on the cusp of adolescence, spunky and self-reliant in her boot-cut jeans and Wonder Girl bracelets; and her magical silver shoes (no glittery ruby pumps here!) look comfortable and sturdy, far more sensible for the long trek down the Yellow Brick Road. By no means a substitute for the original, but certainly a worthy companion, and well able to stand on its own. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four "lost" novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.
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