The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is America's greatest fairy tale; the land of Oz its most enduring fairyland; & the inhabitants of that magical kingdom an intrinsic part of its folklore. Here, nearly a century after its first publication, the internationally acclaimed Viennese illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger brings her exceptional artistry & singular vision to a new edition of the story. Her unique perspective, her blend of whimsy & grace, charm & imagination, offer readers a view of Oz that is fantastic yet familiar, startling yet strangely satisfying. Her vision of Baum's timeless classic -- complete with cunningly designed green-tinted glasses to be worn by readers entering the Emerald City -- is sure to be treasured by young readers well into the 21st century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JMlibrarian - LibraryThing
Funny how my favorite parts of children's books never seem to make it onto the big screen unless Tim Burton makes the movie. Must just be my peculiar sensibilities. I love Boq and the Quodlings and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmhale - LibraryThing
This lavishly illustrated picture book is an abridged version of the original Wizard of Oz, first in the Oz series. The story bears similarities to the popular movie of the same name, but is quite ... Read full review