The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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An iconic classic, The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum is a must-read for adults and children alike.



Follow the yellow brick road!



Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.



With a charming introduction by award-winning Cornelia Funke, The Wizard of Oz is one of the twelve wonderful classics relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.



***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...***



Frank L. Baum (1856-1919) was born in New York. He enjoyed making up stories, particularly for his own children. The Wizard of Oz, based on their favourite bedtime story about a land of Oz, was published in 1900 and it immediately became a huge international success. He wrote several sequels and numerous other kinds of books under a pseudonym.

 

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Frank L. Baum (1856-1919) was born in New York. He enjoyed making up stories, particularly for his own children. The Wizard of Oz, based on their favourite bedtime story about a land of Oz, was published in 1900 and it immediately became a huge international success. He wrote several sequels and numerous other kinds of books under a pseudonym.
 
Published January 9, 2012 by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. 176 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Travel, Horror, Comics & Graphic Novels, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Viennese illustrator and Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger takes a fresh look at L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz in a large-format edition. Zwerger's fantastical, delicate, eccentric i

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his scrawny Wicked Witch of the West, with her spidery black hair, overcoat, and striped stockings, would be equally at home roaming New York City’s West Village as she would the yellow brick road.

Oct 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The Wizard of Oz

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(Caldwell’s Wicked Witch of the West even speaks with a Western twang: “You and yer little furry thing have back-breaking, bone-crunching work to do!”) Caldwell follows Baum’s original novel rather than the iconic film.

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of The Wizard of Oz

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Following the Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy encounters friends and foes—e.g., the endearing Scarecrow and the malevolent Wicked Witch of the West—that help and hinder her journey.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of The Wizard of Oz

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They are The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), Ozma of Oz (1907), Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908), The Road to Oz (1909), The Emerald City of Oz (1910), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913), Tik-Tok of Oz (1914), The Scarecrow of Oz (1915), Rinktink of Oz (1916), The Lost Princess of Oz (1917), The Tin...

Jan 11 2013 | Read Full Review of The Wizard of Oz

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For those truly engrossed in Oz, try the Oz Box Set, a set of three paperbacks that includes the original text and illustrations for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz.

Jul 02 2014 | Read Full Review of The Wizard of Oz

Common Sense Media

Coming out of the house, Dorothy is greeted by a grateful crowd of people called Munchkins and a woman who calls herself the Good Witch of the North, explaining that Dorothy's house has landed on the Wicked Witch of the East, who's enslaved the Munchkins for years, and now they're free.

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For those truly engrossed in Oz, try the Oz Box Set, a set of three paperbacks that includes the original text and illustrations for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz.

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