Illustrated Wizard of Oz, or other illustrated classics

(6 Posts)
gastrognome Thu 15-Nov-12 20:25:11

Anybody got any good recommendations for nicely illustrated version of the Wizard of Oz? I'd love to read it to DD, but all the illustrated versions I have seen are abridged, which is not what I want.

I'd also love to hear any recommendations for other well illustrated children's classics. I love hardback books with beautiful colour plates, and my DD tends to switch off if there aren't a few nice pictures to look at. Would love to find a couple of good quality books to wrap up for Christmas.

TIA

gastrognome Thu 15-Nov-12 20:26:01

Just reread above post and now have to apologise for massive overuse of the word "love".

Tgger Sat 17-Nov-12 00:09:07

There's an Usborne one, that is fairly decent. It's in this collection www.amazon.co.uk/Illustrated-Classics-Children-Usborne-Collections/dp/1409532593/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353110878&sr=1-3, but probably comes separately too.

nipersvest Sat 17-Nov-12 00:13:25

someone linked to this site the other day, the folio society, not cheap but they do illustrated versions.

gastrognome Sat 17-Nov-12 06:40:08

Thank you so much. And nipersvest, thanks for thinking of the Folio Society. I had forgotten all about them. They have the most gorgeous books - and I have just seen they have all of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which I have been hunting for!

boogiewoogie Sun 18-Nov-12 22:30:56

There's a nice colourful hardback one here and as you say, beautifully illustrated children's classics such as The Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, Wind in the Willows etc. I've looked at The Secret Garden in Waterstones and it's the full version so others might be too.

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