The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Courier Corporation, 1960 - Juvenile Fiction - 268 pages
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Baum's story of Dorothy, carried by a cyclone from a Kansas farm to the land of the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, was published in May 1900. By the following January, 100,000 copies had been sold, and the book has ever since been an undisputed favorite. The original illustrations by Denslow, which are reflected in the film and stage versions, have often been imitated but never surpassed.

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User Review  - EJAYS17 - LibraryThing

The 2nd of the B’s and the 5th book in the Challenge. This was the 1st genuine ‘childrens’ book that was recommended. Even as a book for children The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a short book, at just ... Read full review

Best series EVER.

User Review  - Eliza the Bookseller - Borders

Everyone should read the Oz series! This book starts out the very best fantasy series for kids and young adults, totalling 40 officially recognized titles (14 by Baum) and many more besides. I like ... Read full review

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Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz stories, L. Frank Baum (1856?1919) wrote many other fantasy novels, in addition to poems, short stories, and scripts for stage and screen. W. W. Denslow (1856?1915) is famous as the original illustrator of L. Frank Baum's many stories from the land of Oz.

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