Take off on a marvelous flight of fancy with Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they set out on the Yellow Brick Road in search of the elusive Wizard. Includes a selection of W. W. Denslow's enchanting line drawings.
For many of us, the adventures of Dorothy in Oz will forever be associated not with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" but with W. W. Denslow's exceedingly odd line drawings for the original editions of Baum's Oz series. The Viennese artist Lisbeth Zwerger, however, goes a long way toward providing a new and refreshed set of images for the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the humbug wizard. These illustrations are often cockeyed, with occasional realistic details thrown in, like a crow with a corncob in its beak in the first portrait of the Scarecrow. The characters have a poignance and oddity that escaped the makers of the Oz movie.