The Wizard of Oz

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Wilder Publications, Dec 26, 2011 - Fiction - 244 pages
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Join Dorothy Gale, Toto, and all of her friends as they explore the incredible land of Oz. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is American's most enduring fairy tale. From the moment Dorothy puts on the silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers by MGM to take advantage of their new advance in movie making: color) until the moment she clicks her heals and returns home to Kansas you will be swept away and captivated by her extraordinary story. This lavishing illustrated edition has more than one hundred and fifty of the original W. W. Denslow illustrations.

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I wished there more action :) and the a slower pacing. - LibraryThing
This seems very dated, and the writing somewhat clunky. - LibraryThing
Nondescript illustrations. - LibraryThing
I suspect a yankee revisionist plot. - LibraryThing
Reference to this moral is not subtle, either. - LibraryThing
The illustrations and the hardbound packaging. - LibraryThing

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Funny how my favorite parts of children's books never seem to make it onto the big screen unless Tim Burton makes the movie. Must just be my peculiar sensibilities. I love Boq and the Quodlings and ... Read full review

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This lavishly illustrated picture book is an abridged version of the original Wizard of Oz, first in the Oz series. The story bears similarities to the popular movie of the same name, but is quite ... Read full review


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L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker best known today as the creator--along with illustrator W. W. Denslow--of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen Oz sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works, and brought several of his works to the stage and screen. His is known to his fans as "The Royal Historian of Oz.

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