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Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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ISBN-10: 0486422488

ISBN-13: 9780486422480

Edition: 2002

Authors: L. Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow

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Take off on a marvelous flight of fancy with Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they set out on the Yellow Brick Road in search of the elusive Wizard. Includes a selection of W. W. Denslow's enchanting line drawings.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
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…    

W. W. Denslow (1856-1915) was a prolific illustrator, cartoonist, and caricaturist, best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , the first of the Oz books. An editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, Denslow also illustrated his own books including Denslow's Mother Goose (1901), Denslow's Night Before Christmas (1902) and the 18-volume Denslow's Picture Books series (1903-4). The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck's Island in Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. However, he drank his money away, and he…