All Things Oz: The Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom


Author: L. Frank Baum

Illustrator: The Willard Carroll Collection

All Things Oz: The Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom of "The Wizard of Oz." Word by L. Frank Baum, illustrations from The Willard Carroll Collection, edited by Linda Sunshine.

Here's a joyous celebration of the wit, wisdom, and humor of L. Frank Baum's Oz books. Filled with pithy quotes, lengthy passages, and even whole stories by Baum, this 350-page hefty volume is vibrantly illustrated with a wealth of images from the outstanding and exhaustive Oz collection of writer and director Willard Carroll.

From illustrations by Neill and Denslow to pictures of toys, dolls, and other collectibles, to drawings by artists for foreign language editions, and stills from silent films to the beloved MGM musical, this is a veritable feast of Ozzie fun and imagery. Filling out this wonderful book are quotes from such diverse folk as authors Robert A. Heinlein, James Thurber, and Ruth Plumly Thompson, actor Ray Bolger, and Baum's own son, Harry Neal Baum. Truly this is a treasure trove that every Oz fan will love dipping into over and over again!