June 8, 2009

Book of the Week: The Wizard of Oz

Today's book is another of my finds from Rozelle markets on Saturday.  Sorry, it's not a crafty or a cookbook, but this vintage childrens book is beautiful nonetheless. It's a 1958 edition of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and illustrated by Maraja.

It was the illustrations that caught my eye.  Such a beautiful book, no pages ripped, but obviously loved by someone in the past.  I immediately imagined myself reading this to Ellie at night before bed when she is a little older and bought it without really thinking twice.  Here are some pictures of the beautiful illustrations on A3 sized pages...

I love this book more every time I look at it, the vibrancy of colour in the pictures is just so lovely.  And better yet...I googled it this morning and found the same one on a british website for 142 pounds!! (that's $285 AUD!!).  Can anyone guess what I paid for this little gem?  I will reveal tomorrow so guess away!


  1. How beautiful! You certainly had some great finds

  2. Hello there - I had this book as a child and it's companion Blue Beard also illustrated by Maraja - the pictures are beautiful and I was delighted to see them, thank you - I hope to get a copy myself one day. regards Karen, New Zealand


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