What could be better than a story about the unforgettable characters from the land of Oz? Six stories, of course! Featuring everyone's favorite friendsDorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodmanthese little tales contain the same Baum magic, with a few special surprises not revealed in the other Oz books. Also included are adventures with Tiktok, the Clockwork Man; the always ravenous Hungry Tiger; the amazing Jack Pumpkinhead; the incredible wooden Sawhorse; and the magical princess Ozma of Oz.
Discover how Dorothy and Toto escape from under the power of the terrible giant, Crinklink, join wise Princess Ozma and the Wizard as they match wits with three mischievous Imps; follow the adventures of Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse as they brave a great, gloomy forest to save two lost children. Whether or not you have visited the enchanted land of Oz before, you will delight in these and three other fanciful and exciting tales.
For over ninety years L. Rank Baum's fairyland has stirred the imaginations of readers of all ages. Now, in this lavishly produced edition featuring all forty-five of John R. Neill's striking full-color illustrations, young readers and listeners will enjoy six little Oz adventures about the beloved folk who make Oz so fascinating and enduring.
Afterword by Peter Glassman. This deluxe collection of six short stories was written especially for beginning readers and features forty-five glowing full-color plates. Everyone will enjoy these irresistible adventures about the beloved characters who make the land of Oz so delightful and enduring. A Books of Wonder Classic.
About the Author
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series. Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.
Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator, primarily within the sub-culture of skateboarding, whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. The author of There's Nothing Wrong with You (Hopefully), he lives and works in Austin.
John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz.
Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children. He is also the editor of the Books of Wonder Classics, a series of deluxe facsimiles and newly illustrated editions of timeless tales. And he is the author of The Wizard Next Door, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Mr. Glassman lives in New York City.
Date of Birth:May 15, 1856
Date of Death:May 6, 1919
Place of Birth:Chittenango, New York
Place of Death:Hollywood, California
Education:Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School
Table of Contents
1. The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger
2. Little Dorothy and Toto
3. Tiktok and the Nome King
4. Ozma and the Little Wizard
5. Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse
6. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman