The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

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This is THE WIZARD OF OZbut not as you know it.

Follow Little Dot down the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of Oz in this new picture book adaptation of L.Frank Baum's much-loved story.

When Little Dot's home is swept up by a tornado, she finds herself in the strange land of Oz. Dot and her little dog Toto bravely embark on a journey to the Emerald City, together with Tin Can, Scarecrow and Lion. Can Little Dot find her way safely home and help her new friends on the way?

This modern reimagining of a classic tale is a wonderful celebration of friendship, bravery and the importance of home.

Young, preschool Dot opens this classic story up to a whole new generation and Meg McLaren's friendly, colourful artwork reimagines the Oz characters perfectly for toddlers. With a mesmerising front cover with sparkly holographic foil and an eye-popping emerald font, this is the perfect gift for young readers and Oz fans of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593114759
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Series: Penguin Bedtime Classics Series
Pages: 18
Sales rank: 290,096
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Sam Hay grew up in Scotland in a family of bookworms. She always wanted to be a writer and filled endless notebooks with stories and poems. She trained as a journalist in Edinburgh and went on to work in newspapers for the BBC, before deciding to move to Wales and write her first children’s book. Since then she’s had more than 30 children's books published including Do Not Wash this Bear, Star in the Jar and Dinosaurs United and the Cowardly Custard Pirates for Egmont UK.

Praise for Sam Hay:
"A magical read … beautifully told" (Star in the Jar) The Guardian

Meg McLaren is an illustrator, picturebook maker and printmaker, working digitally and in screen print, based in Inverness. She is a graduate of the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art. She was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award 2017 and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017.

Praise for Meg McLaren:
"Inventive and detailed … this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch" (Life is Magic) Lovereading4Kids
"Meg McLaren hits all the right notes with this spare but exhilarating text, bringing it to rich visual life with dynamic and comically energetic illustrations" (Life is Magic) Kirkus

Date of Birth:

May 15, 1856

Date of Death:

May 6, 1919

Place of Birth:

Chittenango, New York

Place of Death:

Hollywood, California


Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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