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Wonderful Wizard of Oz: BAUM, L. FRANK

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

BAUM, L. FRANK

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ISBN 10: 0517060949 / ISBN 13: 9780517060940
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4 pop-up books. Derrydale (1991). 4 vols, hardback with pictorial bds. abridged text, 3 pop-ups per volume. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Pop-up Books: Adventures in Oz, the Yellow Brick Road, and Emerald City, Cyclone (Treasury Collection) Boxed Set. New in shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory # 2170

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Title: Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Since it was first published in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has enchanted readers of all ages with its lovable characters, gentle humor, and quiet wisdom. This complete and unabridged edition of L. Frank Baum's beloved classic invites a new generation of readers to travel down that Yellow Brick Road with the delightful little girl from Kansas and her unusual friends.
Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion will charm boys and girls of today as much as they delighted children nearly a century ago as they set out on an exciting quest for the elusive Wizard of Oz. Along the way, they'll encounter the Wicked Witch of the West, the fantastic Winged Monkeys, the Queen of the Field Mice, the kind-hearted Munchkins, and other fanciful creatures.
Reset in large, clear type and accompanied by 42 of W. W. Denslow's original illustrations, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is ready to whisk readers off once more on a marvelous flight of fancy. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has created a pop-up version of Dorothy's adventures in Oz that fans will find hard to resist. Modeling his depictions of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the rest after W. W. Denslow's original art, Sabuda adds a third dimension that would have rocked Denslow's--and Baum's--world. A rapidly spinning cyclone actually casts a breeze over the startled reader's face. Glorious red poppies wave seductively in a field. And the Emerald City positively glitters with green, especially when young readers try on the special tinted "Spectacles for You" provided in a pocket on the page. The abridged text, provided in minibooklets set onto each page, covers enough basics for the Oz novice, but we recommend a read-aloud of the original, as well, for all the glory and detail of Baum's fantastic tale. Sabuda's homage to the classic is truly spectacular; even purists will gasp in delight at the sight of the humbug wizard floating away in his shiny green, gold, and blue hot-air balloon. This great introduction to the story of Oz doubles as a fun collector's item. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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