The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
(Sterling Illustrated Classics)

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Join Dorothy Gale, Toto, and all of her friends as they explore the incredible land of Oz. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is American's most enduring fairy tale. From the moment Dorothy puts on the silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers by MGM to take advantage of their new advance in movie making: color) until the moment she clicks her heels and returns home to Kansas you will be swept away and captivated by her extraordinary story. This lavishing illustrated edition has more than one hundred and fifty of the original W. W. Denslow illustrations.
 

About L. Frank Baum

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Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. Neill, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
 
Published July 11, 2012 by Modern Library. 224 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nature & Wildlife, Horror, Travel, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Ninth in Ingpen’s series of illustrated classics, this atmospheric outing blends elements of American realism with elegant whimsy. With surprising emotion, Ingpen conveys the Tin Woodman’s grim transf

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Baum’s classic comes to life in this winning audio edition. When a cyclone whisks Dorothy Gale to the Land of Oz, her only hope of returning to Kansas is to find the Wizard, who lives in the heart of

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Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em.

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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.

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Baum’s classic comes to life in this winning audio edition. When a cyclone whisks Dorothy Gale to the Land of Oz, her only hope of returning to Kansas is to find the Wizard, who lives in the heart of

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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...

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Slate

Thus, in Ryman’s novel, Baum’s Dorothy Gale is really Dorothy Gael, and through a series of opportune connections, Jonathan tracks down her Kansas home on a mission to disappear into his own land of Was before the cyclone of AIDs whisks him away.

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Slate

In Oz, Baum offers a similarly corrective vision: When Dorothy first meets a witch, the Witch of the North, she says, "I thought all witches were wicked."

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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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Fantasy Literature

True enough, but Baum goes on to say that his book falls outside this typical definition of a fairytale, telling us that: “the story of the Wizard of Oz was written solely to pleasure children of today.

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The first issue of Marvel’s adaptation to the Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of OZ begins with a whirlwind and ends as two become three.

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Birmingham Public Library

Curiously enough, Gore Vidal, of all people, wrote a long article on the Oz books for The New York Review of Books some decades back and didn’t mention any gay overtones.

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Follow the yellow brick road into L. Frank Baum’s timeless story of adventure, friendship, and longing as Dorothy and her beloved Toto are dropped by a cyclone into a magical land. There they meet the well-known Munchkins, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion.  Dorothy, Toto, and her ...

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