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The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition) - L. Frank Baum, Michael Patrick Hearn, W.W. Denslow
The Annotated Wizard of Oz (Centennial Edition)
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The "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is the quintessential American fairy tale, but it is also a controversial children's book.This annoted edition illuminates the numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz". A facsimile of the rare 1900... show more
The "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is the quintessential American fairy tale, but it is also a controversial children's book.This annoted edition illuminates the numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz". A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations. There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum's published work, every notable "Oz" edition and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939's "The Wizard of Oz", to the 1974 Broadway hit "The Wiz".
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393049923 (0393049922)
ASIN: 393049922
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
Series: Oz (#1)
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Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it
0.0 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
I got this book quite early, but it was a book I chose myself, so maybe somewhere between 7-10 years old? Anyway, I enjoyed it even though it was old. It was a Swedish translation. Then we went to England on vacation a couple of times and my sister found four hardcover books with illustrations that ...
@Vee_Bookish
@Vee_Bookish rated it
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, or just The Wizard Of Oz, wasn't a book that I considered reading when I decided to read more classics this year. However my Bookishly subscription is random, so when it appeared in my inbox I was pleasantly surprised. I have watched the movie many times (it's dark histor...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ★★★★☆
A classic children's tale that has just the right balance of sweet and thrilling and scary, with an emphasis on the virtues of determination, courage, love, cooperation, and friendship, but without any tiresome moralizing. Hardcover that I picked up at a church rummage sale for the funky illustra...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
4.0 The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The same as the movie and yet, so different too.If I was to describe the story and act like there was no movie to be seen, I would tell you about this dark and whimsical fantasy. Where witches rule the lands and creatures of many kinds are in abundance.I wish I had not seen the film. As epic as it w...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it
4.0 The Wizard of Oz
Charming little book. I can see why it's endured like it has. And this is so not a review. I apologize.
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