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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz( )
Author: Baum, L. Frank
Illustrator: Denslow, W. W.
Afterword by: Glassman, Peter
Series title:Books of Wonder
ISBN:978-0-688-16677-9
Publication Date:Dec 2001
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $14.95
Book Description:

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful fantasy out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There′s no place like home."

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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.605 x 19.685 x 2.032 cm
Book Weight:0.293 Kilograms
Author Biography
Baum, L. Frank (Author)
Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored.

Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow.

The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.

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