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The Wizard of Oz Oversized Padded Board Book

The Classic Edition

Illustrated by 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 oversized padded lap board book
- A child-friendly, abridged 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 renowned illustrations have 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. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as Snow White, The Night Before Christmas and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work.

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