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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.
|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|
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.More About L. Frank Baum, Sarah Churchwell