The father of the American Picture Book, W. W. Denslow is best remembered for illustrating the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This unique compilation features 9 of the best stories from his 18-volume series from 1903-04. Tales of Humpty Dumpty and other childhood favorites are accompanied by high-quality color reproductions of the artist's imaginative drawings.
William Wallace Denslow (1856 - 1915) was an illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Denslow also illustrated Baum's books By the Candelabra's Glare, Father Goose: His Book, and Dot and Tot of Merryland.