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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A Commemorative Pop-up.: Baum, L. Frank

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A Commemorative Pop-up.

Baum, L. Frank

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York NY, 2000
ISBN 10: 0689817517 / ISBN 13: 9780689817519
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Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A Commemorative ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Sabuda, Robert

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition; "1" in Number Line.


First printing of this wonderful, elaborate pop-up book by Sabuda. First printing, in clear packaging with insert. Condition FINE: as new. Jacket not issued with this title. Bookseller Inventory # 81032616

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Synopsis: Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum's original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honored place on the family bookshelf.

Review: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has created a pop-up version of Dorothy's adventures in Oz that fans will find hard to resist. Modeling his depictions of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the rest after W. W. Denslow's original art, Sabuda adds a third dimension that would have rocked Denslow's--and Baum's--world. A rapidly spinning cyclone actually casts a breeze over the startled reader's face. Glorious red poppies wave seductively in a field. And the Emerald City positively glitters with green, especially when young readers try on the special tinted "Spectacles for You" provided in a pocket on the page. The abridged text, provided in minibooklets set onto each page, covers enough basics for the Oz novice, but we recommend a read-aloud of the original, as well, for all the glory and detail of Baum's fantastic tale. Sabuda's homage to the classic is truly spectacular; even purists will gasp in delight at the sight of the humbug wizard floating away in his shiny green, gold, and blue hot-air balloon. This great introduction to the story of Oz doubles as a fun collector's item. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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