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The Wizard of Oz

Written by L. Frank Baum, Sarah Churchwell

Illustrated by W. W. Denslow

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library Series

The Wizard of Oz Synopsis

Regarded as a modern fairy tale, L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz is one of America's most cherished and enchanting children's stories. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features original illustrations by W. W. Denslow, coloured by Barbara Frith, and an introduction by Professor Sarah Churchwell. Follow Dorothy, and her loyal dog Toto, as they are carried away from Kansas by a cyclone to the wonderful world of Oz. Wandering down the yellow brick road Dorothy meets her three famous companions - a Scarecrow longing for a brain, a Tin Woodman wishing for a heart, a cowardly Lion yearning for some courage - and together they travel to the illustrious Emerald City where they hope all their dreams will come true.

The Wizard of Oz Press Reviews

Baum dared to offer delight without instruction -- Michael Patrick Hearn [It] has worked its way into the national psyche as a fable of eternal hope in which things are not always as fearsome as they seem * New York Times * Baum created a truly extraordinary world, a real world . . . and filled it with amazing things -- Dinitia Smith The tales of Aesop and other fabulists . . . will never pass entirely away, but a welcome place remains and will easily be found for such stories as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz * New York Times * Like Robin Hood, Alice or Winnie the Pooh, Baum's inventions . . . have become the mythological furniture of our children's minds, and of our own and our parents' . . . Funny and inventive -- Marina Warner * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509881963
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: L. Frank Baum, Sarah Churchwell
Illustrator: W. W. Denslow
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages

About L. Frank Baum, Sarah Churchwell

Lyman Frank Baum was born in 1856 in Chittenango, New York. Educated mostly at home due to ill health, he was encouraged by his wealthy father to pursue his early interests in journalism and playwriting. At a young age he started his first magazine, established his own theatre and worked for many newspapers and periodicals before turning to children's fiction. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, was a bestselling book and launched the hugely successful series of `Oz' titles. Baum continued writing for the rest of his life and died in 1919 with over one hundred books to his name.

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