The Art of Oz: Witches, Wizards, and Wonders Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Illustrated by Gabriel Gale, Text by John Fricke, Foreword by Michael Patrick Hearn
In this must-have book for all fans of Oz big and small, artist and visionary Gabriel Gale brings to vivid life all the creatures from L. Frank Baum’s beloved series, from the iconic characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to many others that are visualized here for the first time.
Through Gabriel Gale’s spectacular illustrations, we meet every fantastical and wondrous character from the enchanted Land of Oz. In his original and precise yet beautiful style, Gale portrays each character in delightful detail, including some characters that are illustrated for the first time.
On this journey through Oz, the fascinating Ozians are introduced by Dorothy and her friends, and include wicked witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, robots, insects, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more sky, land, sea, and underground creatures. Alongside Gale’s illustrations are select excerpts and drawings from the fourteen books in Baum’s Oz series. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the best-selling American children’s book of the twentieth century, and the classic 1939 movie of this quintessential American fairy tale left a permanent mark on the hearts and imaginations of devoted fans throughout the world. This is the perfect book for anyone entranced by the everlasting magic of Oz.
About The Author
Gabriel Gale is an architect and artist whose enchantment with the Oz books began in childhood. In 2017 and 2018, he published two books in his three-book series Ages of Oz, which launched his own conception of a 1,000-year Oz universe based on the characters and intentions of L. Frank Baum’s original books. John Fricke knows more than anyone else about the famous 1939 The Wizard of Oz movie. As author and historian, he’s written several books about Oz. Michael Patrick Hearn is the author of the best-selling The Annotated Wizard of Oz and the world’s leading authority on L. Frank Baum and his Oz series.