by L Frank Baum (Author), Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)
This deluxe pop-up version of Baum's timeless classic celebrates Oz's 100th anniversary, and includes such special effects as the twisting cyclone, the wizard's balloon sailing into the sky, and a holographic foil for the Emerald City. This slightly abridged version unfolds in booklets on every spread, each sprinkled with additional pop-ups.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Pop-Up Book
Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four "lost" novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.
Robert Sabuda is one of the most innovative and inventive children's book creators and is known worldwide for his amazing pop-up paper engineering. His books include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Winter's Tale, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, to name but afew, have garnered numerous awards and have made the New York Times bestseller lists on many occasions. He lives in New York City.
Publisher: Little Simon
Pub Date: October 01, 2000
Copyright Date: 1997
Target Age Group: 08 to 12
-Toy and movable books -Fantasy