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Oz the Hundredth Anniversary Celebration: 09/19/11

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>Oz the Hundredth Anniversary Celebration edited by Peter Glassman was on display at my local public library. It was on one of the side shelves where they keep the children's fiction. I've thought about grabbing it a number of times and finally gave into that urge.

I grew up on The Wizard of Oz, the book and the MGM film. In fourth grade I started reading the other books in the series. So I had to give this collection of essays and artwork a try.

The book has art inspired by the first book by dozens of different children's book illustrators. Some include short paragraphs about what the book meant to them. Others are paired with essays by children's authors who aren't also illustrators. My favorite piece was by Mark Teague who shows a kid going through a Los Angeles yard as a short cut except there's Oz on the other side.

Four stars.

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Comment #1: Friday, September, 23, 2011 at 11:41:58

Kailana

This looks rather nice!



Comment #2: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 16:34:14

Pussreboots

It's a nice celebration of the book.



Comment #3: Saturday, September, 24, 2011 at 15:45:45

hopeinbrazil

Sounds like a neat book. I loved Wizard of Oz a a kid and as a grownup I've come to appreciate fine book illustrations.



Comment #4: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 16:35:54

Pussreboots

It is... especially to see how the book inspired many other authors you might have read.