I love The Road to Oz so much, that when I found the then-recently reprinted Little Golden Book edition a few years ago, you know I just about died of happiness!
|The Road to Oz (Little Golden Book) by L. Frank Baum,|
adapted by Peter Archer [pen name of Kathryn and Byron Jackson],
illustrated by Harry McNaught.
Originally published by Simon & Schuster, 1951.
Reprinted by Random House, 2009.
Compare the adorable illustrations by Harry McNaught with the pen-and-ink drawings by John R. Neill in my previous post. So many differences, but oh so charming.
I wish I knew more about Harry McNaught. He illustrated many books for Golden, as well as some Sesame Street titles. In addition to The Road to Oz, he illustrated Little Golden Book editions of The Tin Woodman of Oz and The Emerald City of Oz, neither of which have been reprinted.