Description - Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
This unique coloring book contains the well-known story abridged from L. Frank Baum's book, as well as 61 W. W. Denslow drawings that have been adapted for crayons, paints, or felt pens. Familiar characters include Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Glinda, and the great Oz himself, along with scenes of Munchkin Land and the dazzling Emerald City.
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(277mm x 210mm x 5mm)
Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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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
Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz stories, L. Frank Baum (1856 1919) wrote more than 55 novels under a variety of pseudonyms, in addition to poetry and plays. His prescient fantasies foretold such inventions as color television, laptop computers, and cordless phones.