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Wizard of Oz : 100th Anniversary Edition - L. F. Baum

Wizard of Oz

100th Anniversary Edition

By: L. F. Baum, Michael Patrick Hearn (Editor), W. W. Denslow (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 3rd October 2000
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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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.

Introductionp. 9
The Cyclonep. 11
The Council with The Munchkinsp. 16
How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrowp. 23
The Road Through the Forestp. 30
The Rescue of the Tin Woodmanp. 35
The Cowardly Lionp. 42
The Journey to The Great Ozp. 48
The Deadly Poppy Fieldp. 55
The Queen of the Field Micep. 63
The Guardian of the Gatesp. 69
The Wonderful Emerald City of Ozp. 76
The Search for the Wicked Witchp. 89
How the Four were Reunitedp. 102
The Winged Monkeysp. 106
The Discovery of Oz the Terriblep. 113
The Magic Art of the Great Humbugp. 122
How the Balloon was Launchedp. 126
Away to the Southp. 130
Attacked by the Fighting Treesp. 134
The Dainty China Countryp. 139
The Lion Becomes the King of Beastsp. 144
The Country of the Quadlingsp. 148
The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wishp. 152
Home Againp. 158
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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

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ISBN: 9780060293239
ISBN-10: 0060293233
Series: Books of Wonder
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd October 2000
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.84