The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – Puffin Clothbound Classic

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A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of the most famous journey in the world. Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz.

Published 5 Sep 2019

About The Book

The story tells the tale of a young farm girl, Dorothy, and her dog Toto. After a tornado hits their farm, they Dorothy and Toto realize they have been transported from their farm in Kansas to the land of Oz. When she arrives is Oz, Dorothy is told that the only way to return to Kansas is to follow the yellow brick road and ask for assistance from the Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way Dorothy encounters numerous interesting characters, and learns life lessons about family, friendship and courage.

About the Author

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.

About the Puffin Clothbound Classics

Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world. You can find all the titles here. The titles available in these editions are:

Black Beauty
The Secret Garden
A Christmas Carol
The Wizard of Oz
Treasure Island
The Little Prince
Tales from Shakespeare
Charlotte’s Webb
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Wuthering Heights
Stig of the Dump (2023)
The Dark is Rising (2023)




L. Frank Baum



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Puffin Classics


5 Sep 2019

Optional Extras

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