You just never know when a twister is going to whisk you off to a magical land of witches, munchkins, and great adventures with new friends. One minute Dorothy and her dog Toto were home in Kansas, and the next they were teaming up with the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow to save the magical land of Oz from the Wicked Witch. Best of all, they realized how brave, loving, and kind each of their friends are and that no matter how wonderful an adventure may be, there just isn't any place as wonderful as home.
This adapted and condensed fully illustrated version of the tale by L. Frank Baum will introduce young readers to the beloved characters from the original and give them a taste of the adventure-filled classic.
About the 10 Minute Classics series: The 10 Minute Classics series is a great introduction to classic literature, designed to spark a love for great stories and an openness to the classics as reading skills progress. These short, fully illustrated dust-jacketed picture books introduce key characters, storylines, and settings to engage young readers. A broad range of titles is now available, including: Moby Dick, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Women, and more.
Maggie Blossom is a Nashville based author with a passion for sharing stories with young minds. She specializes in re-writing classic tales in a way that makes them accessible to a broad range of readers.
Asha Pearse is a freelance designer and illustrator working within publishing. Her work is a collaboration of quirky hand drawn and painted elements and cut out printed textures, brought together in a layered collage. She likes to sneak her old ginger cat Aubrey into her pictures. Asha lives in Oxfordshire, where she drinks a lot of tea and eats too much cake. She also really likes robots and stars.
Lyman "L." Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works.