Wonderful World of Oz The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz

ISBN-10: 0141180854

ISBN-13: 9780141180854

Edition: 1998

Authors: L. Frank Baum, Jack D. Zipes, W. W. Denslow

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A cyclone hits Kansas and whirls Dorothy and her little dog Toto to the magical land of Oz. Dorothy meets some wonderful friends, but longs to go back home, and so she sets off to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts and the Illustrators
The Wizard of Oz
The Emerald City of Oz
Glinda of Oz
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