All-Action Classics No. 4: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Series: All-Action Classics
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Published: September 2012
Age range: from 10 to 14
Paperback with Jacket
all in color
5 5/8 X 8 1/2
Carton Quantity: 34
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has arrived, now in an exciting new, high-octane graphic novel rendition! Filled with kid-grabbing details, L. Frank Baum's classic fantasy looks fabulous in this vivid retelling. Thanks to the brilliant, action-packed color, the Yellow Brick Road has never seemed brighter, the Wicked Witch more evil, or the Land of Oz more magical. It's ideal for every fan of the book, the much-loved movie, or the graphic novels. This is the freshest, hippest approach to classic literature yet.
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) is one of the preeminent figures in the history of American children's fiction and authored nearly 60 works for children by the end of his career. He is most famous for his creation of the delightful, magical, and not just a little bit frightening land of Oz and the 14 bestselling books about it, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) to Glinda of Oz (1920).
Former Marvel comic artist Ben Caldwell's cartooning books have helped establish him as a force in the wide world of comics and graphic novels. Ben is a big name in the comics and cartooning world, appearing at Comic-Con conventions and gathering a large fan base. He lives in Wyomissing, PA with his wife and twin daughters.
"The text is brief and full of modern touches . . . Dialogue is snappy, with a liberal use of humor and wisecracks. The animationlike artwork is full of movement . . . There is a cinematic feel that will appeal to young readers . . .this updated classic should find a different, and more welcoming, reception from kids.” --School Library Journal