Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration

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Can it really be one hundred years ago that a little girl from Kansas rode a tornado to a wondrous land called Oz? The adventures of Dorothy and her friends have enthralled generations of readers over the last century. Now, in Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, thirty beloved children's book authors and artists pay tribute to the enchanted land that has done so much to nourish our imaginations, to make us laugh, and to inspire us.

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Overview

Can it really be one hundred years ago that a little girl from Kansas rode a tornado to a wondrous land called Oz? The adventures of Dorothy and her friends have enthralled generations of readers over the last century. Now, in Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, thirty beloved children's book authors and artists pay tribute to the enchanted land that has done so much to nourish our imaginations, to make us laugh, and to inspire us.

In words and images, these great storytellers and illustrators pay homage to an American classic. From a joyous vision of skipping down the Yellow Brick Road alongside Toto...to moving memories of turning to Oz as a source of comfort during wartime...to warm tales of parents and children shoring the pleasure of discovering a magical world together, these reflections celebrate all that is most special about Oz.

Oz has proved to be an image of hope in the most difficult of circumstances, and the vivid words of L. Frank Baum have entranced even the most reluctant of young readers. Appropriately then, in addition to offering tributes to Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, and their friends, Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration honors reading itself Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), which brings diverse literacy activities and free, new books to three and a half million children every year.

Various writers and artists express the influence that the book "The Wizard of Oz" had on them.

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Creating Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration

In 1995, I started to think about how Books of Wonder might produce a special book to celebrate and commemorate the hundredth anniversary of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2000. We had already committed to getting all 15 of L. Frank Baum's Oz books back in print with all of their original color illustrations by the spring of that year, but I wanted to do something extra special for the all-important fall season.

Books of Wonder is New York City's largest children's bookstore and, as the owner for the past 20 years, I've been privileged to meet nearly all of the most talented of today's children's book authors and artists. And, since they all knew I published the Oz books as part of the Books of Wonder Classics, many of them had shared their own personal fondness for Oz with me over the years. While I was talking about this with my partner, James Carey, one day, it suddenly occurred to me -- what better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Oz, as well as draw new attention to its important influence on children's literature, than to do a book filled with stories and drawings reflecting today's finest children's book creators' connection with Oz?

Of course, Oz has always led many young people to a lifetime love of reading. So what better cause to benefit from this book than Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) -- the nation's leading charitable foundation devoted to children's literacy?

With the blessings of our co-publisher, William Morrow & Company (now HarperCollins), I sent out a letter to my many author and artist friends. Though some explained that they had not grown up on Oz and others regretted that their schedule didn't allow them to participate, I was still overwhelmed when 30 of my favorites agreed to work on the project. They were all especially glad to know that proceeds from the sale of each copy of the book were going to help RIF.

From the beginning, I knew the cover had to be by Maurice Sendak. There was simply no one else who could bring the magic of Oz to life as succinctly and spectacularly, while clearly getting across that this was a celebration by today's children's book creators, not a rehashing of old art and stories. When I saw his first sketch, I was stunned. It was perfect! And when the final painting arrived, I knew we had a cover that would draw everyone who saw it to pick up the book and look inside.

Then the rest of the art and writings began to come in. What a treasure trove! The stories were so personal and touching -- sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious -- but always filled with a revelation that shared how Oz had influenced each of these marvelously talented individuals. From Madeleine L'Engle's tale of growing up with Oz in New York City to Lloyd Alexander's story about discovering fantasy through Baum's books, from Robin McKinley's look at how Dorothy inspired her to Uri Shulevitz's tale of discovering Oz after escaping the Nazi invasion of Poland, each story was a testament to the power of Baum's fairyland.

And the pictures! They brought new life to such dear old friends and beloved places. From Chris Van Allsburg's drawing of Dorothy's tornado-tossed home to Trina Schart Hyman's portraits of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch to Eric Carle's whimsical salute from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, each revealed the artist's passion and affection for Oz.

When I first conceived of this book, I had hoped it would be good. Naturally, I feared it might be mediocre. But in my wildest dreams, I never thought it would come out so marvelously! How fitting that Oz -- in which love and friendship are more powerful than any magic -- should have been the very thing that brought all of my friends together to create such a spectacular book. I owe each and every one of them -- and, of course, L. Frank Baum -- my everlasting gratitude! Happy Birthday, Oz!

--Peter Glassman

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A century after the publication of L. Frank Baum's books, 30 artists and authors recall their earliest memories of the land of Oz in Oz: The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, edited by Peter Glassman. Jerry Pinkney realistically portrays the Lion and briefly discusses the meaning of courage; a wordless spread shows Chris Van Allsburg's dramatic sepia picture of Dorothy's Kansas farmhouse tossed by the cyclone; Ann M. Martin describes her love affair with the books themselves, their design, the sound of the characters' names; Eric Carle shows the Very Hungry Caterpillar dressed up as the Tin Man. Other contributors include Jules Feiffer, Natalie Babbitt and Peter S s. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to Reading Is Fundamental. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up-The mood of this oversized volume is distinctly celebratory. Thirty well-known artists and writers pay tribute both to L. Frank Baum's series of books about the imaginary land over the rainbow and to the 1939 film, inspired by the first book. Maurice Sendak's cover art, showing a bemused Toto popping out of a cake while Dorothy and her three companions prepare to dig in, sets the tone. Each double-page spread displays an original work of art, accompanied by text, usually by the artist, though Madeleine L'Engle, Robin McKinley, and Lloyd Alexander also have their say. While a few of the artists provide intriguing new interpretations of familiar characters and events, most depict personal interactions with the story. Paul O. Zelinsky shows Jack Pumpkinhead and the Tin Woodman gazing at an album of pictures of the artist reading to his two daughters. By contrast, Michael Foreman presents a poignant image from his wartime childhood in England, as three girls restage the film in the rubble of a bombed-out building. There is even a page for less-enthusiastic readers of Baum's fantasies: Trina Schart Hyman's trenchant opposing portraits of Dorothy and the Witch. The writers and artists are briefly identified in an appendix, and the last two pages show jackets of 16 books republished by Books of Wonder. A feast for "Oz" lovers.- Margaret A. Chang, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688159153
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/31/2000
  • Series: Books of Wonder Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children. He is also the editor of the Books of Wonder Classics, a series of deluxe facsimiles and newly illustrated editions of timeless tales. And he is the author of The Wizard Next Door, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Mr. Glassman lives in New York City.

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