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The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

By Lyman Frank Baum, Introduction by Lemn Sissay


Oxford Children's Classics


208 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: January 2024

ISBN 9780192789402

Rights: US & CA

Oxford University Press (Jan 2024)
Oxford Children’s

Price: $8.99


This stunning Oxford Children’s Classic edition is the perfect introduction to The Wizard of Oz—the much-loved story of heart, mind, and courage.

This unabridged edition features an introduction by Lemn Sissay and other bonus material including insights for readers, facts, activities and more.

Author Biography

Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York in 1856 and had seven brothers and sisters. Until the age of twelve Baum was privately tutored at home and in 1869 he spent two years at a military academy. After various jobs including journalist and actor, Baum wrote his first novel Goose in Prose in 1897. He went on to write over sixty books, including, in 1900, his most famous novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum was married with four children and died in 1919.

Lemn Sissay is a British author who won the 2019 PEN Pinter Prize, has been Booker Prize judge, and was awarded an OBE in 2021 for services to literature and charity. His books include My Name Is Why and Don't Ask the Dragon.