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  • Published: 2 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812970111
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

Mod Lib The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz


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L. Frank Baum's beloved tale comes vividly alive in this unique edition set from the definitive text, complete with original illustrations by W.W. Denslow. More than a simple children's story about a young girl and her adventures in a miraculously imagined world. Oz represents the hinge on which both America's rural past and urban future rest. A remarkable piece of Utopian fiction. The WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ is at once a delightfully engaging children's story and a stunning piece of social commentary.

  • Pub date: 2 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812970111
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum was born in New York in 1856. The Wizard of Oz was based on a story he used to tell his own children. It was published in 1900 and became an international bestseller. The Wizard of Oz was made into a stage play in 1902 and a film starring Judy Garland in 1939. Baum wrote 12 more Oz novels and six short stories. After his death in 1919, his publishers carried on producing Oz stories and didn't stop until 1963!

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