Internationally acclaimed Viennese illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger brings her exceptional artistry and singular vision to her edition of The Wizard of Oz.
In his introduction to the original 1900 edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum stated his intention to create a twentieth- century American fairy tale “solely to please children.” In this he succeeded admirably, for the book has been a childhood favorite for almost a hundred years.
It remains America‘s greatest fairy tale, the land of Oz its most enduring fairyland, and the inhabitants of that magical kingdom an intrinsic part of its folklore.
But the appeal of The Wizard of Oz is universal. Published in every major language, it has been enjoyed by children the world over. Now the inter-nationally acclaimed Viennese illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger brings her exceptional artistry and singular vision to a new edition of The Wizard of Oz. Her unique perspective, her blend of whimsy and grace, charm and imagination offer readers a view of Oz that is fantastic yet familiar, startling yet strangely satisfying. Her vision of Baum’s timeless classic is sure to be treasured by young and old alike.