The first real American fairy tale created by L. Frank Baum. Follow young Dorothy Gale and’her dog Toto as their Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone, finding themselves in an odd land known as OZ. Join her adventures as she encounters the Munchkins, the Scarecrow,the Tin Wooodsman and the Cowardly Lion, and follow them on their epic journey to the Emerald City for a meeting with the great and powerful Wizard of OZ! This book contains the original text by L. Frank. Baum with 10 wonderful pages of art by Richard Maurizio. Mr. Maurizio is a veteran artist with works including Looney Tunes, Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, Underdog and Mister Magoos Christmas Carol.
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.