Embark on a wonderful journey with Dorothy Gale to the land of Oz with this classic story by L. Frank Baum.
Originally published in 1900, this is the book that inspired both the successful 1902 Broadway play and the 1939 film, which is one of the most beloved movies of all time. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the American classic that follows Dorothy Gale through the Land of Oz to the Emerald City to find her way back home to Kansas. As she journeys along the yellow brick road, she befriends the scarecrow, the tin man, and the cowardly lion and has many adventures. This collectible edition, is unabridged and includes 24 color illustrations by W.W. Denslow.
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.