The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Introduced by Maria Tatar
In 1900, a former travelling salesman published a book about a girl from Kansas and her adventures in a strange land. It soon became one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, with generations of children growing up with Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West and, of course, Toto.
A tornado hits the plains of Kansas, plucking up the house where orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto live with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. The house is whirled high into the air, and ends up, with Dorothy and Toto, in the magical land of Oz. To return home, Dorothy must find the Great Wizard of Oz, destroy the Wicked Witch of the West, and travel even further, to the powerful Good Witch of the South. Fortunately, Dorothy finds new friends and loyal companions, a Scarecrow without a brain, a Tin Woodman without a heart and a Cowardly Lion, to accompany her on her quest to the Emerald City and beyond.
Quarter-bound in blocked buckram with printed paper sides
Set in Electra with Kane display
Frontispiece and 24 colour and black & white illustrations
10˝ × 7½˝