The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first in a series by author L. Frank Baum that introduces Dorothy as a young girl from Kansas, who gets swept up in an adventure that includes making many new friends in the magical land of Oz. This book is a large print edition and is the companion book to a Verbal Class series for ESL.
Ninth in Ingpen's series of illustrated classics, this atmospheric outing blends elements of American realism with elegant whimsy. With surprising emotion, Ingpen conveys the Tin Woodman's grim transformation, one limb at a time, from a human into a metal automaton; his scrawny Wicked Witch of the West, with her spidery black hair, overcoat, and striped stockings, would be equally at home roaming New York City's West Village as she would the yellow brick road. Readers yet to discover the story of Oz will find a wholly original vision in this edition. Ages 10 up.