The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Journey to the spectacular land of Oz with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! This classic tale from L. Frank Baum has enchanted readers for over a century. Now, in this stunning hundredth anniversary edition featuring the original illustrations by W.W. Denslow, new readers will learn the power of the phrase "There is no place like home."

In this hardcover edition with high-quality reproductions of the original art, follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz.

Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powerful Wizard of Oz.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 952.54g
  • WILLIAM MORROW
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Anniversary edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0060293233
  • 9780060293239
  • 141,702

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One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home."

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.

This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.
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288,414 ratings
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3 23% (67,637)
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Our customer reviews

This is an absolutely beautiful edition of this favourite containing all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original colour plates, plus the 130 two-colour illustrations found throughout the book. There were many less expensive editions, but this story was a hit with my daughter when we borrowed it from the library when she was 5 years of age, and so I wanted to buy an edition she would treasure and pass on to her own children. This definitely fits the bill, with its sturdy hard cover and even the gilt-edged pages! If you want the definitive edition of this story, look no further!show more
by Katie D
"...Even though I was very skeptical of the way so many of the adventures played out, I did enjoy my reread of this story, and I'll enjoy reading through the rest of the series eventually, both the books Baum himself wrote as well as those written by other authors. Some I have read before as a child, and others I haven't read before at all. This is a great book to share with your children, if you have any, especially if you'd like to introduce them to fantasy literature - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has many of the elements which characterize that genre, after all. Nothing in it is particularly epic, I'll admit, but what it lacks in detailed battles and unpronounceable names it makes up for in charm and whimsy, and those are probably more important (and appropriate) for a child's story anyway..." For full review, please visit me at Here Be Bookwyrms on Blogger: http://herebebookwyrms.blogspot.com/2012/06/wonderful-wizard-of-oz.htmlshow more
by Colleen
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