Discover “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” MinaLima Style

MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Wizarding World franchise and renowned internationally for telling stories through design, has added yet another much-loved children’s classic title to its illustrated classics range: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

In 2015, MinaLima envisioned creating an entire shelf of children’s tales in its distinctive signature style. Wanting each of the editions to be unique, and hoping to bring something new to the reader, the illustrated classics range was born. Whether flying to Neverland with Peter Pan, falling down the rabbit hole with Alice, or discovering the secret garden with Mary, each edition brings the story to life through interactive and pop-up elements.

 

The cover of MinaLima's illustrated "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is shown.

Image courtesy of MinaLima.

 

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a staple of American literature and hailed as “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale” by the Library of Congress, was published in 1900 and was an instant success. It is one of the most-read children’s books and the inspiration for the well-loved 1939 Academy Award-winning movie.

The story follows young Dorothy’s perilous adventures of a lifetime as she travels from the Kansas prairies with her canine companion, Toto, to the Land of Oz. Dorothy finds herself in a strange land full of witches, munchkins, winged monkeys, and more. On her mission, she befriends an unlikely cast of characters and learns the true meaning of friendship.

The magical world of Oz can now be discovered through specially commissioned artwork and exclusive 3D interactive features:

  • A cyclone map revealing the Land of Oz
  • A pop-up yellow brick road in intricate detail
  • Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers that can be clicked together
  • Fighting trees with branches that come alive
  • Oz glasses that provide you with a new view of the world

 

An image of the endpapers from MinaLima's edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Image courtesy of MinaLima.

 

Inside the book, the pages are jam-packed with illustrations: See the cowardly lion clinging on to a tree for dear life, search for a sleeping Dorothy among the poppies, or view the lovable main characters standing on the vibrant yellow brick road surrounded by the Emerald City.

 

A MinaLima image of Dorothy and friends on the yellow brick road, just outside the Emerald City

Image courtesy of MinaLima.

 

This beautiful edition is also signed. What more could you possibly want? If you are wondering when you can get your hands on this, then wonder no more: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be published by Harper Design on September 7, 2021. You can preorder your signed copy now from MinaLima’s online store for $32.50.

Will you be buying this wonderful edition? Or do you own any of the MinaLima Potter editions? Have you visited the House of MinaLima in London?

Press Release

L. Frank Baum’s cherished children’s classic now vividly reimagined with beautiful four-color artwork and nine interactive features created by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

Interactive (MinaLima Edition)

By L. Frank Baum

ON SALE: SEPT. 7, 2021

Hailed as “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale” by the Library of Congress, L. Frank Baum’s classic story has been enjoyed by generations of young readers since its publication in 1900. One of the most-read children’s books, it is a staple of American literature and the inspiration for the beloved 1939 Academy Award-winning movie (widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of all time), as well as stage plays and musicals.

Now, it returns as the eighth book in a collectible series of illustrated classics in this deluxe gift edition featuring beautiful artwork and nine interactive elements created by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio [that] crafted the graphic universe of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

The classic story follows young Dorothy on the adventure of a lifetime as she travels from the Kansas prairies to the magical world of Oz. Along with her canine companion, Toto, Dorothy finds herself in a strange land full of witches, munchkins, winged monkeys, and more. On her mission, she befriends an unlikely cast of characters including Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion and learns the true meaning of friendship.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ INTERACTIVE MINALIMA EDITION (Harper Design; OSD: 09/07/21; 9780063055735; $32.50) reimagines the novel’s iconic imagery and highlights phrases from the original book in a unique and delightful style. Sure to become a collector’s item, this deluxe illustrated edition contains specially commissioned artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:

  • A cyclone map that opens up to reveal the Land of Oz
  • A pop-up Yellow Brick Road
  • Oz glasses that will have you seeing the world anew
  • Fighting trees with branches that come alive
  • Dorothy’s shoes that can be clicked together

This marvelous edition will enchant readers of every age and will be the perfect gift for every occasion.

 

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