Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum created this classic story using the dream adventure of young Dorothy Gale from Kansas to demonstrate the theme of good vs. evil. Throughout her journey, Dorothy encounters several new friends: a scarecrow, a tin woodman, and a cowardly lion. Since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was introduced in 1900, it has been adored by readers young and old. Now, with A Compact Novel Journal: The Wizard of Oz, readers can become writers on the same pages graced by Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wizard, with the complete text of the original book in tiny type making up the journal lines. Sandwiched between deluxe Svepa covers and whimsical endpaper designs befitting the themes for which Baum is known, this journal also has colored edges and a matching elastic band, making it the perfect gift or collectible for the Oz enthusiast. And the compact size makes this journal easy to slip into a purse, briefcase, or backpack so you can record and revisit your thoughts on the go.
L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856--May 6, 1919) was a US author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker best known today as the creator--along with illustrator WW Denslow--of one of the most popular books in U.S. children's literature: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works, including 55 novels, 82 short stories, and over 200 poems.