Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All Action Classics NO. 4: The Wizard of OZ....Review & Give Away!

The Wizard of Oz is one of my very favorite books and movies.  It is classic which I never tire of.  When my friends at Sterling Publishing sent over a new graphic novel for children from the All Action Classics Series....The Wizard of Oz!  Here is the scoop...

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.


 How fantastically fun!  Ben Caldwell has managed to take this wonderful "old" classic and make it new again in a way that is appealing to an entirely new generation.  I love that!  I think holding onto the classics is so important and a great way to do that is to find a way of retelling that captures a new audience.  Ben Caldwell does this with flair.  The illustrations are bright, colorful and fun and the print is large enough to read without squinting (thank you Mr. Caldwell for that!!).  This book is a treasure for die hard Wizard of Oz fans as well as the little ones in our life who we want to introduce to this classic in a new and exciting way!  I am a huge fan and am very interested to share the other All Action Classics picks with my boys!  Be sure to pick up your copy today on Amazon....






 I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of The Wizard of Oz by Ben Caldwell. Thanks so much to Sterling Publishing for a great prize and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

Heather Wone said...

The original Wizard of Oz is my favorite! My mom always tells me stories about how much I watched the movie as a kid! HWone87@hotmail.com

Austin Baroudi said...

Little Red Riding Hood!
mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Abby said...

I am a HUGE Wizard Of Oz Fan!!

Kimberly said...

Swiss Family Robinson
Kims2312@verizon.net

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I would like to win this for my nephew.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I love the Little House on the Prairie books

ape2016 said...

My fav classic story is Black Beauty.

april yedinak

Shelley said...

I love the Wizard of Oz.

liberty boblett said...

My favorite classic story is The Ugly Duckling. Love it!

Teh Doll said...

Wizard of OZ! ALl time favorite.

corey1971 said...

I would say the original Whizard of (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmaile dot com)

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

Facebook comment https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=284577874985811&id=112329868790237&comment_id=1299173&offset=0&total_comments=1

Your button is on my blog at
http://savingmoneycanbefun.blogspot.com/

jamie tucker said...

i enjoy reading of mice and men

mrs.jamie_tucker @ hotmail.com

Sara Mcconville said...

alice in wonderland

Gianna said...

Noah.

Donna said...

I like It's A Wonderful Life.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I love The Secret Garden!

lilyk said...

I commented on your Flash Giveaway Friday status update under the name Lily Kwan.

Anonymous said...

louis vuitton pas cher ndospv louis vuitton sac ajohyu louis vuitton pas cher vgakki http://www.saclouisvuitton2013.net
louboutin uk rsufpr louboutin outlet wtdbgr louboutin sale nviibl http://www.tomsshoes-2013.com