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The Wonderful World of Oz

March 04, 2013

Did your readers love Oz: The Great and Powerful? Share these remarkable titles with them next!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, A Picture Book Adaptation: Read & Listen Edition
Format: eBook
Imprint: Golden Books
ISBN: 9780449812907
02/27/2013 – $6.99
Categories: Readers – Intermediate, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, Interactive Adventures,

A striking picture book adaptation for ages 6 up of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, about the magical journey of Dorothy Gale, her dog, Toto, and her faithful friends to the Emerald City. No child’s library is complete without this enchanting fantasy with its enduring themes of loyalty, resourcefulness, courage, and unforgettable characters, such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. First published in the year 1900, the complete novel is one of the best-known original fairy tales in American popular culture.

The Wizard of Oz
By: L. Frank Baum adapted by Daisy Alberto; illustrated by: W. W. Denslow
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375869945
01/10/2012 – $4.99
Categories: Action & Adventure, Classics, Social Situations – Friendship,

This classic Stepping Stone edition, brings the classic Wizard of Oz tale to first chapter book readers. Includes art from the original Wizard of Oz!

 The Road to Oz
By: Kathleen Krull
illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375832161
09/23/2008 – $19.99
Categories: Literary Criticism & Collections,
KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he finally made a success doing exactly what he had always loved to do: tell stories for children. Along the way, we see the antecedents of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, green glasses, and other characters and attributes of the famous fantasy land. This is the first biography of L. Frank Baum that children can enjoy. With the same verve she brought to her biography of Dr. Seuss, Kathleen Krull’s wry prose couples with Kevin Hawke’s exuberant paintings and drawings to create a book not to be missed by Oz fans of all ages.

The Road to Oz (Little Golden Book)
By: L. Frank Baum adapted by Peter Archer; illustrated by: Harry McNaught
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Golden Books
ISBN: 9780375847578
01/13/2009 – $3.99
Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic,
Dorothy and her friend, Polychrome, find themselves on a road through some strange places, to the Land of the Winkies, and on to beautiful Emerald City. But why are they there, and how did they get there? Princess Ozma of Oz sent for them, and the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, of course, to take part in her lavish birthday celebration.

Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?
By: Avi
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Yearling
ISBN: 9780394849928
01/20/1990 – $6.99
Categories: Mysteries & Detective Stories,

One of Newbery Honor author Avi’s most popular middle-grade mysteries is available in paper once again.  The mystery revolves around a rare edition of The Wizard of Oz missing from the local library. When Becky is accused of stealing it, she and her twin brother Toby set out to catch the real thief and prove her innocence. Clues cleverly hidden in four other books lead to a hidden treasure–and a gripping adventure.