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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [Illustrated] [Kindle Edition]

L. Frank Baum , Eltanin Publishing
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $1.99

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Book Description

Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series - #1

The book that started it all. If you've never had the pleasure of reading the original version (silver slippers?!) of the story as Baum and Denslow intended, this is the best (perhaps the only) digital version with all the illustrations included.

~~ Over 150 color illustrations - ALL of the originals - are included. Illustrations look great on both e-ink and color devices. ~~

~~ DRM-Free so you can easily copy it to all your ereading devices ~~

Continue the adventure with Eltanin Publishing's illustrated versions of the next books in the Oz series:

~ The Marvelous Land of Oz (#2) -
~ Ozma of Oz (#3) -
~ Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (#4) -
~ The Road to Oz (#5) -
~ The Emerald City of Oz (#6) -
~ The Patchwork Girl of Oz (#7) -
~ Tik-Tok of Oz (#8) -
~ The Scarecrow of Oz (#9) -
~ Rinkitink in Oz (#10) -
~ The Lost Princess of Oz (#11) -

Also by L. Frank Baum, our fully-illustrated version of "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" including the short story "A Kidnapped Santa Claus":

Product Details

  • File Size: 10065 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499553471
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eltanin Publishing (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,026 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful versions of classic books March 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Since the Oz books were published before 1926, they are all in the public domain. As a child, I read them in cheap 1960s reprint editions, and today they are available in many electronic versions of varying quality. Many versions are free.

But none that I have seen look as good as these lovingly-edited versions from the Eltanin folks. They have taken pains to get the formatting and illustrations right in all their rich colors and period details.

We today take it for granted that we can get most things in any colors we want. But the Victorian era when the Oz books were created was in fact the first time mass-market items like books and clothing came in such brighf colors thanks to the nineteenth-century invention of cheap synthetic dyes.

These ebook versions are well worth their modest price. Of course they are best suited to a color device.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally!! April 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've been looking for an illustrated version of this book that does the story justice. This is it! I checked iBooks and Kobo downloaded samples and this is the winner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good presentation of a classic February 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
(This is a review of the Kindle reader version.)
This edition contains the original illustrations, which adds to the authenticity and charm of this version and added to the pleasure of reading it.
As an adult who enjoyed the "Wicked" book series, I am not sure I ever actually read this story as a child. Certainly I watched the film many times. Reading it now, i can appreciate the style, the writing, the charm, and the enchantment of the story.
i recommend this for children, for adults who want the background for "Wicked," and for parents and grandparents to read to children. It has an old-fashioned simple yet fantastic approach that i hope and expect will always appeal to children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations were cute and all included. June 20, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The story was complete, as were the illustrations. My daughter enjoyed the lion roaring illustration the best. Thrilled to find a simple to use Kindle version of this book that included the original illustrations. We can donate our real copy of this book now, confident in the accuracy of the Kindle version. Now we are off to get more of the Oz series. Good job Eltanin Publishing. Well worth the investment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eltanin ebook edition - great, with one flaw. November 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is not a review of The Wizard of Oz, which needs neither review nor introduction to any but the most eremitic of Americans. This is a review of the Eltanin Kindle edition.

Let me say at the outset, for just under a buck, this edition of the Wizard of Oz is a steal; run, don't walk, to the check-out page with this edition in hand (not forgetting to stop en route to pick up the other four Oz books Eltanin has made available to date). I really feel a pang of guilt paying so little.

I want to give this edition five stars as, in a way, I feel I'm being unfair to the publishers. Eltanin has done a masterful job in recreating the book in electronic edition, given the restrictions of the Kindle/Mobi format.

But the edition has one flaw I feel needs to be mentioned.

The positive: in comparing this e-edition with a hard-copy early edition, I found only a single illustration missing. With that sole exception EVERY illustration from the original print edition is included, which in itself makes this edition unique amongst e-Ozes, and quite uncommon even for print editions. In comparison with the only other illustrated digital edition of The Wizard of Oz I've been able to locate (a full digital scan of the book in PDF format over at the Internet Archive), the Eltanin scans come off quite well. Though of lower resolution than the IA version, they are crisp and clear, where the IA edition is often washed out to the point of losing important detail. Further, Eltanin managed to extract many illustrations even where in my hard-copy edition, they were overrun by text. That alone must have represented a lot of digital editing. Kudos to Eltanin.

The negative: I almost feel as if I'm nitpicking here, but in the Eltanin edition all images are presented in line.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so fun! February 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been sharing this version with my elder parents and we have all been having a blast looking at pictures and talking about Kansas. LOVE that I can ZOOM on the pictures and really get into the art of these books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and version January 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished reading this to my four year old and he loved it. The stoy is a bit differet from the movie and I always find that interesting to compare. This publisher did a great job putting this together. The many pictures keeps the children's attention.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful February 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book, great story, and a great Kindle book! So often Kindle books are just not quite up to par. But, we accept that for the convenience and often for the price. This book is quality. And, if you've only seen the movie, you should read it to see how the story was written.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It's sad that so many people will skip this classic because ...
It's sad that so many people will skip this classic because it seems "old fashioned". Sure it is, but the book has a fierce story to tell. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Matt Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book with great illustrations
Published 3 days ago by Bronson Leyva
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic; different from movie
Good story. Very different from movie. Good illustration. Also, it syncs with the audible book, where Anne Hatheway performs the story. That is worth getting as well!
Published 3 days ago by W. Haltom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading book
Published 8 days ago by Cassews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like the classic movie
Just an excellent classic everyone should read. Not difficult and engaging. It's not the movie.
Published 9 days ago by P. E. Morton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's always good to read a classic!
Published 13 days ago by James B. DeSimone
4.0 out of 5 stars I Am Oz, The Great and Powerful
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) failed repeatedly through one bad career choice after another--until 1900, when he wrote THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, which was published with memorable... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Gary F. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars always a great book
Not the same version as the movie, for those who have seen the movie first, but well worth the read!
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wizard of Oz will never go out of style.
This is so far by far the best version of the Wizard of Oz I've seen in e-book format. I read the Wizard of Oz almost every year, but have always had to get out my hard back copy... Read more
Published 23 days ago by SFA
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, fun to read!
Obviously a classic of literature, the story as presented details the adventures of Dorothy Gale as she is swept up in a Kansas twister and deposited in the land of Oz. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert Waldbauer
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