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The inspiration for the world-famous movie, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has delighted generations of readers since L. Frank Baum first published it in 1900. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow, whose magnificent art distinguished the first edition of Baum's tale, this 2012 edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilt edging and decorative endpapers. It's a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.
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For many of us, the adventures of Dorothy in Oz will forever be associated not with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" but with W. W. Denslow's exceedingly odd line drawings for the original editions of Baum's Oz series. The Viennese artist Lisbeth Zwerger, however, goes a long way toward providing a new and refreshed set of images for the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the humbug wizard. These illustrations are often cockeyed, with occasional realistic details thrown in, like a crow with a corncob in its beak in the first portrait of the Scarecrow. The characters have a poignance and oddity that escaped the makers of the Oz movie.Book Description:
The Wizard of Oz is a beloved American classic. This edition, with fine illustrations from internationally acclaimed artist Lizbeth Zwerger, has been reformatted as a readaloud edition.
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Book Description Barnes & Noble Inc, 2012. Leather Bound. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1435139739