The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

Illustrated by W. W. Denslow
Ages 0-3
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07 February 2019
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Regarded as a modern fairy tale, L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz is one of America’s most cherished and enchanting children’s stories. This edition features original illustrations by W. W. Denslow, coloured by Barbara Frith, and a new afterword by Professor Sarah Churchwell.

Follow Dorothy, and her loyal dog Toto, as they are carried away from Kansas by a cyclone to the wonderful world of Oz. Wandering down the yellow brick road Dorothy meets her three famous companions – a Scarecrow longing for a brain, a Tin Woodman wishing for a heart, a cowardly Lion yearning for some courage – and together they travel to the illustrious Emerald City where they hope all their dreams will come true.

Like Robin Hood, Alice or Winnie the Pooh, Baum's inventions . . . have become the mythological furniture of our children's minds, and of our own and our parents . . . Funny and inventive

Marina Warner - Guardian

The tales of Aesop and other fabulists . . . will never pass entirely away, but a welcome place remains and will easily be found for such stories as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

New York Times

Baum created a truly extraordinary world, a real world . . . and filled it with amazing things

Dinitia Smith