Ozma of Oz
Uncle Henry has been ordered by his doctor to take a vacation from his Kansas farm to Australia. He and his niece Dorothy Gale are aboard a steamship traveling there when they are caught in a fierce storm and separated. Dorothy is blown overboard along with a yellow hen called Billina from her uncle's farm that was on the ship. They arrive in the country of Ev where they eventually join Princess Ozma in her effort to rescue the royal family of that land.
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This is a wonderful story; it's marvelous that it still relevant 100 years later.
Baum and the illustrator created an amazing composition encompassing a literary equilibrium: word and picture content that seems child-friendly at is surface, but musing of the full implications and social commentary reveals that the contact is actually dark---sending a child into battle and numerous skirmishes with creatures.
I deeply wish a new film will eventually capture Baum's full content and darkness as well as the Progressive Era social commentary; the 1985 film "Return to Oz" came close.
Here are some very artistic fan-trailers of L. Frank Baum's books.