A Possible Children’s Illustrated Books Timeline

Picture Books that Made History in the Twentieth Century:
(O1) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Compilation, research and translation by Estela Agudelo


Illustratios for the original version of The Wonderful Wizard of oz, by W.W. Denslow.
Open pdf file of the complete book .

This story follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale in Oz’s land. It was the first children´s book which describes typical characters and places of U.S in an age where all fairy tales were describing European landscapes. So for this reason this book is one of the best known stories of American popular culture.
This classic of children's literature was written by Lyman Frank Baum, Its original version was illustrated by W. W. Denslow, and edited by George M. Hill Company of Chicago in 1900. 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been translated into many languages and since 1956 is in the public domain in the United States.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz
  • WITHRO, Steven. BREEN WITHROW, Lesley.  Illustrating Children´s Picture Books, 2009. Writer´s Digest Books.
  • www.linesandcolors.com/2009/07/29/w-w-denslow/

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