For the first time ever, editor Linda Sunshine has collected excerpts from Baum's fourteen Oz novels, poems, short stories, and song lyrics and married them to art from around the world, some dating as far back as 1899. Here are 352 pages of stunning illustrations (some never before published in this country) and profoundly wise text that honors the ideals of home, heart, intellect, and bravery. Be prepared for wizards, witches, winged monkeys, a hungry tiger, a rainbow fairy, the Munchkins, the Fuddles, and the beloved characters who have become cultural icons: Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. "In the Land of Oz, anything is possible," Baum tells us in Ozma of Oz (1907). "For it is a wonderful fairy country."
Ever since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published, we've been entranced with life in Oz. More than a hundred years later, All Things Oz comes to earth to reignite the imagination and offer safe passage back to the land over the rainbow. Open this book and let the journey begin.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.84(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.76(d)|
About the Author
WILLARD CARROLL is an Emmy Award–winning film producer, writer, and director. Among his films are Tom’s Midnight Garden and Playing by Heart. His Oz collection was the focus of the book 100 Years of Oz, and he is the author of I, Toto.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is indeed an amazing book! About as wide as it is tall (just under 7 inches), its 350 pages are chock-full of excerpts and quotes from Baum's books, and even include some rare, original short stories. There are colorful, full page illustrations throughout, some from the original Oz books and some much more modern art work. It can be opened up to any page and something interesting will be there.
Willard and Linda, 'All Things Oz' is just a beautiful book that covers the Oz Gambit. I love how you tied the passages from the books with the lovely rare collectibles. Fans will just be in awe when they see the magnitude of the collection. The companion collectibles will make an elegant gift for the holidays. It is truly museum quality stock, and the recipient will feel like they are writing on stationery from a Four-Star Hotel. It's stunning and sweet! My hat is off to both of you! Bravo! Elaine Willingham