Oxford Children's Classics

Oxford Children's Classics

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If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When a cyclone hits Kansas, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. All alone in this strange world, they wonder how they'll ever get home. With their new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers and journey to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard to ask him for his help.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 134 x 184 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0192728024
  • 9780192728029
  • 344,460

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A cyclone hits Kansas and whirls away Dorothy and her little dog Toto to the magical Land of Oz, where wild beasts talk, silver shoes have magic powers, and good witches offer protection with a kiss. But Dorothy has made an enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West. With her new friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers in search of the Wonderful Wizard in his Emerald City at the heart of Oz to ask him to grant each of them what they most desire - only to find that they already possess it. Published at the dawn of the twentieth century, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz immediately captivated child and adult readers alike. This new edition includes many of W. W. Denslow's original illustrations, and the introduction considers both the famous MGM film version and recent literary theory in a fascinating discussion of this children's classic.show more

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" Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-- imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life." -- Gore Vidal "From the Trade Paperback edition." "Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not--imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life."--Gore Vidal "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

About L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.show more

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