Oz comes from the movie musical, the book that inspired Hollywood. This book comprises of wonderful magic and fantasy of the wizard of oz.
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.
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Love the movie but the book beats it hands down.
I just got done reading this to my 6 year old son. He had seen the classic movie and was more scared of the sepia toned cyclone scene than of any thing else. In the book he was anxiously scared of the wicked witch of the west that to get past that part I substituted his favorite female cartoon character. So, the Minnie Mouse of the West was born. I never realized how many omissions from the movie were approved. The book has so much mor going for it then the movie it is a must read for any parents with children.
Good read. Interesting