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THE WIZARD OF OZ

Baum, L. Frank

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ISBN 10: 0528876945 / ISBN 13: 9780528876943
Published by Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, 1956
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
From Betty Mittendorf /Tiffany Power BKSLINEN (Ralston, NE, U.S.A.)

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Sft cv. with illust. of Scarecrow & Tin Man carrying Dorothy. good + ,very sl. wr., 237 pp. with two pp. back of book written by Edward Wagenknecht, many b & w illust. some full pg. int. vg. Bookseller Inventory # 125260B

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Title: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Publisher: Rand McNally & Co., Chicago

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: W.W. Denslow

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint

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To quote a reader, ''If all you know of Oz comes from the movie musical then you owe it to yourself to read the book that inspired Hollywood.'' Learn about Dorothy and her friends in the first of thirteen volumes by L. Frank Baum. Show Excerpt e end of her nose, while she counted "One, two, three" in a solemn voice. At once the cap changed to a slate, on which was written in big, white chalk marks: "LET DOROTHY GO TO THE CITY OF EMERALDS" The little old woman took the slate from her nose, and having read the words on it, asked, "Is your name Dorothy, my dear?" "Yes," answered the child, looking up and drying her tears. "Then you must go to the City of Emeralds. Perhaps Oz will help you." "Where is this city?" asked Dorothy. "It is exactly in the center of the country, and is ruled by Oz, the Great Wizard I told you of." "Is he a good man?" inquired the girl anxiously. "He is a good Wizard. Whether he is a man or not I cannot tell, for I have never seen him." "How can I get there?" asked Dorothy. "You must walk. It is a long journey, through a country that is sometimes pleasant and sometimes dark and terrible. However, I will use all the magic arts I know of to keep you from harm.

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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.

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Bkslinen operates out of my home and I have over 10,000 out of print children's books. I am now retired and working very diligently to get them listed and sold. I love children's books and it is a joy to find a book for someone who remembers the book from their childhood. My granddaughter, Tiffany Power, is now helping me with my books.

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