The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz

The Wonderful World of Oz: The Wizard of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, Glinda of Oz

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by L. Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow
     
 

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This fully annotated volume collects three of Baum's fourteen Oz novels in which he developed his utopian vision and which garnered an immense and loyal following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a host of other characters. The Emerald City

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This fully annotated volume collects three of Baum's fourteen Oz novels in which he developed his utopian vision and which garnered an immense and loyal following. The Wizard of Oz (1900) introduces Dorothy, who arrives from Kansas and meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and a host of other characters. The Emerald City of Oz (1910) finds Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry coming to Oz just as the wicked Nome King is plotting to conquer its people. In Baum's final novel, Glinda of Oz (1920), Dorothy and Princess Ozma try to prevent a battle between the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Tapping into a deeply rooted desire in himself and his loyal readers to live in a peaceful country which values the sharing of talents and gifts, Baum's imaginative creation, like all great utopian literature, holds out the possibility for change. Also included is a selection of the original illustrations by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill.

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Superbly performed by Jerry Robins and The Colonial Radio Players, five of L. Frank Baum's stories of the lands and characters of Oz come vividly to life in a true "theater of the mind" experience for listeners of all ages. The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz is a flawlessly produced, ten cassette, audiobook anthology which includes The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (151 minutes); The Marvelous Land Of Oz (138 minutes); Ozma Of Oz (127 minutes); Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz (133 minutes); and The Road To Oz (134 minutes). A very highly recommended gift for any family with children, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz comes in a colorful, sturdy, plastic album making it ideal for school and community library collections as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141180854
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
841,021
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

L. FRANK BAUM was an author, poet, playwright, actor and filmmaker. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was his most famous work.

JACK ZIPES is an internationally regarded expert on fairy tales.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 15, 1856
Date of Death:
May 6, 1919
Place of Birth:
Chittenango, New York
Place of Death:
Hollywood, California
Education:
Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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