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The Wizard of Oz: the Classic Tale [Hardcover]

L. F. Baum , Greg Hildebrandt

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30 April 2003
Originally published in 1900, the story of Dorothy's trip to Oz was the first truly American fairy tale. Here's a dazzling new way to enjoy L. Frank Baum's classic story about the little girl from rural Kansas who flew away on a tornado. Lavish full-color illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt, one of our finest fantasy artists, bring to life the world of the Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Wizard.

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press,U.S.; New edition edition (30 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762416289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762416288
  • Product Dimensions: 33.6 x 25.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 969,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) is the author of The Wizard of Oz and more than a dozen other books in the Oz series. About the Illustrator: Greg Hildebrandt (born 1939) together with his twin brother Tom are widely recognized fantasy and comic book illustrators and become particularly well-known for their collaborative work in the 1970's on characters from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Since then, Greg has specialized in children's book illustration.

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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  10 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT so Wonderful Wizar of OZ 19 Aug 2010
By BeachBumMA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book was a rip off...straight and clear. It's just minor text and illustrations...it is NOT The Wizard of Oz. Don't waste your money like I did. Get a different version.
The picture on the cover of the book is not even close to what is on the book that just got delivered!! Don't be fooled. "Run Away.."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read aloud book! 28 April 2004
By M. A. Casey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
We own the movie starring Judy Garland... my 8 and 5 year old both enjoy that movie and are meserized by the whole tornado event and what happens thereafter. So, when I stumbled upon the hardcover edition at the library book sale, I bought it, and they couldn't wait to read it! The story kept them riveted! The funnest part was seeing what was different in the novel than was depicted on screen in the Hollywood version. I also bought some of the sequels, and the kids are begging to continue! L. Frank Baum sure knew his audience!
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BE FOOLED! 2 Feb 2013
By Rhysdragon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was fooled. Nowhere in the description of this product does it let you know that the story has been heavily edited from the original. I thought I was buying the unabridged story with the wonderful artwork! I bought this as a Christmas present over a year ago. Imagine my surprise when I was informed that my present was a heavily edited version of the story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Spin off from original, perfect. 14 Jun 2011
By KT - Published on Amazon.com
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There are so many versions out there on the wonderful wizard of oz, or wizard of oz. This one wasn't a shot in the dark. I wanted the illustrations of the original book, and this books has that. I wanted the original story not the short story version and I have that too. The book is in paperback, and the print is large. It's not the first edition, but it's a good buy for those who want the original story and not the first edition book. I have read a few chapters and it's great. I am hooked. I have never read the book. Seen the movie. I am glad I have the book. I can't wait to read it to my nieces' and nephews. Five star excitement here!
5.0 out of 5 stars Do your research. 8 Jun 2011
By KT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are so many versions of Oz. This one is a childrens book only a few pages, and contains mostly illustrations. And the pictures are beauitful. My niece really loves this book she is six years old. It's a good read for a kid. I like it because I heard this one is the best one to get and it's beauitfully done. I love it.
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