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The World of Oz

August 27, 2012

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

I haven’t read the Wizard of Oz series for over a year now, but when I saw this book filled with illustrations and film stills from the series at the thrift shop I knew that it must absolutely be mine! Browsing through pages and meeting the characters from the books printed over a century ago is like meeting an old friend again, an old childhood friend that I met in my early twenties as a university student.

Watching the films as a precocious enfant terrible never really appealed to me, it was only after discovering the Gibson Girl -style of drawings that I began looking for children’s books written during the same era. Frank Baum was one of the authors that I ‘rediscovered’ on Wikipedia, and in discussion with Amber Case a few years ago.

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

Wizard of Oz illustrations

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