The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is America's greatest fairy tale; the land of Oz its most enduring fairyland; & the inhabitants of that magical kingdom an intrinsic part of its folklore. Here, nearly a century after its first publication, the internationally acclaimed Viennese illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger brings her exceptional artistry & singular vision to a new edition of the story. Her unique perspective, her blend of whimsy & grace, charm & imagination, offer readers a view of Oz that is fantastic yet familiar, startling yet strangely satisfying. Her vision of Baum's timeless classic -- complete with cunningly designed green-tinted glasses to be worn by readers entering the Emerald City -- is sure to be treasured by young readers well into the 21st century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancy1janes - LibraryThing
An old classic. A marvelous imaginative work that takes us to a world where what is seen is not always the reality. The land of Oz is inhabited by many odd beings who help Dorothy to find her way home, a wiser little girl, from her great adventure. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crunchymunchkin - LibraryThing
In most cases, I prefer the original books over their movie adaptions.The Wizard of Oz, however, took the best from the source material and embellished what was missing, adding what they needed to in ... Read full review