The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Charles Santore (Hardcover)
The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Charles Santore - The ultimate gift edition of L. Frank Baum’s beloved story—just in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of MGM’s classic film adaptation! Featuring a ribbon marker, this magical version is redesigned and reproduced from the original art.
Charles Santore has crafted a very personal, highly visual, and dazzling interpretation, with a carefully condensed text that uses virtually no words other than Baum’s own. Readers of all ages will follow the Yellow Brick Road on an unforgettable journey that takes them from Dorothy’s gray Kansas home into the blue Munchkin land; the sparkling bejeweled Emerald City; the dark, foreboding forest; and the ruby-red throne room of Glinda the Good Witch.
Michael Patrick Hearn, the world’s leading authority on The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum, provides an enlightening introduction.
About the Author / Illustrator
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. (Excerpt from Wikipedia, 4/11/11).
Charles Santore’s many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the prestigious Hamilton King Award, and the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art. His work has been exhibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and among the classic tales he has illustrated are Aesop’s Fables, The Fox & the Rooster, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White.
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