The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum; Regina Barreca (Introduction by)

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451530295, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006

Description
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CLASIC FILM
"Follow the yellow brick road "
Since it first appeared in 1900, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has brought joy to generations. In it, a girl's dream world comes to life as the cyclone lifts Dorothy from Kansas, depositing her in the enchanted land of the Munchkins. H ere she meets the famous Oz characters: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Her adventures along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and the Wizard himself evoke the rich, universal appeal of a classic fairy tale.


About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, Ne

Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned tw York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "o writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.



REGINA BARRECA, is the author of numerous books, including They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted, a landmark book on women's humor, and Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful. She is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times and writes a weekly column for The Hartford Courant. A professor at the University of Connecticut, she maintains a heavy speaking schedule throughout the US and Canada,
NICOLE HOLLANDER's Sylvia cartoon strip is syndicated nationally and internationally by Tribune Media Services. Sylvia appears in over 80 newspapers, among them The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Palm Beach Post, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, and The Seattle Times.