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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, L. Frank

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ISBN 10: 1894998138 / ISBN 13: 9781894998130
Published by Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, WI, U.S.A., 1957
Used Condition: Near Very Good Hardcover
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1st published in 1900 was the most famous novel of the American author Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919). It spawned over 13 sequels, a popular stage musical. The Wizard of Oz (1902), and the iconic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. The original 1900 art work was performed by W.W. Denslow, with whom Baum had collaborated in the past. This 1957 Whitman publication features illustrations by the artist Russell H. Schulz. Hardcover has laminated full color boards, but no DJ. Laminate is peeling from cover, stabilized with tape. Interior is tight, clean and text is unmarked. POS on front paste-down. Copyright 1957. Whitman catalog 1620. No ISBN, LCCN nor MSR. Bookseller Inventory # 007017

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Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, WI, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Schulz, Russell H.

Book Condition:Near Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Prior Owner Name No Value

Edition: First Thus

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The well loved tale of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto as they travel through the Land of Oz in search of the Wizard of Oz. Beautiful illustrations by Sekowsky and Giacoia, reprinting one of the original classic OZ comic book adaptations. Also includes back-ups Aesop's Fables The Fox and the Lion, Old Mother Hubbard and The Koala with a color me page on the back inside cover. 32 full color pages. Beautifully remastered and recolored by the art team at Jack Lake Productions.

About the Author:

Lyman Frank Baum was born 15 May, 1856 in Chittenango, New York. His father was Benjamin Ward Baum, who would make a fortune in Pennsylvania Oil, and his mother Cynthia Stanton. Frank, as he preferred to be called, was born with a weak heart so wasn't a boisterous child, but timid and shy. He was home schooled and having few playmates, he also spent hours reading in his father's library. He developed an aversion to the usual scary creatures and violence of folklore and popular children's fairytales of the time and would end up creating his own adaptations of them in order to give other children, later including his own, delight in stories rather than grim and frightful moral lessons. Baum's childhood and home life with nine siblings was happy and no doubt set the tone for his future Oz series. Baum created many endearing and wonderful characters in his work that have brought joy and excitement to generations.

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