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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - J.T. Barbarese, L. Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the... show more
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as beloved a part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. Since its first publication in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s story of a little girl carried away by a tornado to the strange and beautiful Land of Oz has had an extraordinary emotional impact on wide-eyed readers young and old.As Dorothy journeys down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, hoping the Great and Terrible Wizard who lives there will help her return home, she shares adventures with the famous trio of characters, defeats a wicked witch, and learns about the power of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. While scholars have debated for decades over possible political meanings hidden within the tale, Baum himself claimed he simply wanted to write a “modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” As it has done for generations past, this classic of fantasy adventure speaks movingly about what every child needs: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s courage, and the Scarecrow’s wisdom.With original illustrations by William Wallace Denslow.J. T. Barbarese teaches at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, where he is a member of the Rutgers Center for Children and Childhood Studies. He is the author of four books of poetry and a translation of Euripides.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593082215 (1593082215)
ASIN: 1593082215
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 213
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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