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The Wizard of Oz Hardcover

The Classic Edition (Childhood Favorites, Book to Movie, Classic Childrens Book, Magic and Fantasy, Gifts for Families, New York Times Bestseller Illustrator)

Illustrated by Charles Santore and Charles Santore
Published by Applesauce Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

“We’re off to see the Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

In this gorgeously illustrated, classic hardcover edition of The Wizard of Oz, readers of all ages will follow the Yellow Brick Road. It’s an unforgettable and colorful  journey that takes us from Dorothy’s gray Kansas home into the blue Munchkin land; the sparkling bejeweled Emerald City; the dark, foreboding forest; and the ruby-red throne room of Glinda the Good Witch. This Classic Edition of The Wizard of Oz is a must-have for every family's library and features:

- A beautifully designed hardcover
- A child-friendly retelling that remains faithful to L. Frank Baum's original text
- Lavish illustrations by renowned, New York Times #1 Bestselling artist Charles Santore, the critically-acclaimed illustrator of multiple classic tales, including The Night Before ChristmasThe Velveteen Rabbit, The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Aesop's Fables

The work of New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator Charles Santore has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Little MermaidAlice's Adventures in WonderlandSnow White, and more!

L. Frank Baum is the author of 14 Oz books, as well as many other classics of American fantasy. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ is the best known of his legendary books.

Charles Santore is a renowned illustrator and his many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Hamilton King Award. Charles Santore’s illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; The Free Library of Philadelphia; New York City’s Museum of Modern Art; The United States Department of the Interior and many private collections.

"Charles Santore turns L. Frank Baum’s classic story, THE WIZARD OF OZ into an heirloom book. There are 100 pages in this abridgment of Dorothy’s adventures, all fully illustrated, most full-page and many double-page spreads. Together they reinvigorate the tale in an oversized book which speaks volumes about the rich imaginations of Baum and Santore while making the book accessible to younger readers."

– Susie Wilde of Igniting Writing

"I look forward to bringing this book into my classroom on Monday. I have a feeling that many of my Wizard of Oz fans will be clamoring to read it."

– Katherine Sokolowski of Read, Write, Reflect

"THE WIZARD OF OZ: THE CLASSIC EDITION is a beautifully rendered book that is sure to quickly become a family favorite."

– Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading

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