|The Emerald City of Oz (A Little Golden Book)|
by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Peter Archer,
illustrated by Harry McNaught.
Simon & Schuster, 1952.
Look what just arrived in the mail! I finally have a copy of the Little Golden Book edition of The Emerald City of Oz. Like the LGB edition of The Road to Oz, this one is illustrated in charming 1950s fashion by Harry McNaught. Unlike that book, this one is not currently in print. Mine is an A copy from 1952!
This simple edition revolves solely around Dorothy, Aunt Em, and Uncle Henry's move to Oz - no Nome King to be found. The threesome move to Oz, where Aunt Em and Uncle Henry feel out of place. Ozma (looking much older than Dorothy) sends them on a tour of Oz with the Wizard, Shaggy Man, and the Sawhorse. They do visit the Cuttenclips, then skip straight ahead to the Tin Woodman's palace in the country of the Winkies. Upon returning to the Emerald City, Em and Henry inform Ozma they wish to stay after all. Glinda and Ozma tell their friends of their plan to cut Oz off from the rest of the world. The end.