The Illustrated Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Illustrated)
An Illustrated Classic
Follow the classic protagonist, and her adorable dog Toto, along the yellow brick road as they navigate through Munchkinland and Emerald City, and try to find their way back home to Kansas. The edition includes all of the original full-page color illustrations by W.
Denslow, as well as vibrant spot illustration throughout, only enhancing this enchanting literature. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox.
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Price may vary by retailer. About The Book. At first, Baum had trouble coming up with a name for the magical land Dorothy visits.
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Then one day he found himself looking at the filing cabinet in his study. In , a cyclone ripped through the state, killing 31 people and destroying two towns. Throughout the book, Dorothy follows a yellow brick road, which runs straight through the story. Periodically she goes off the road, has an adventure, then returns and continues her journey.
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Along the way, she meets a host of almost-forgotten characters, such as the Queen of the Field Mice, people made out of china, and the Kalidahs—creatures with the bodies of bears and the heads of tigers. When the first print of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz came off the press in May , Baum was there to compile the pages.
It is really the very first book ever made of this story. Full distribution began in August. According to the publisher, the first printing of 10, copies sold out in two weeks, followed by a second printing of 15, and a third printing of 10, In November, there was a fourth printing of 30, and in January, a fifth printing of 25, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz remained a bestseller for two years. Along with illustrator W. Denslow and composer Paul Tietjens, Baum set out to turn his book into a musical.
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The Wizard of Oz opened in June in Chicago. Then it moved to Broadway, where it played for years. Denslow then illustrated The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The men believed in the images so much that when the publisher balked on paying for color print, Denslow and Baum paid for the plates themselves.