The classic tale of Dorothy’s adventure in Oz has been beautifully recreated by writer Eric Shanower and comic artist Skottie Young. The story is split into 8 volumes. The illustrations are colorful and imaginative. Kansas is illustrated in shades of gray with few vibrant colors, while Oz is filled with colorful details reminiscent of the 1939 movie.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novel can be enjoyed by all ages, but most children will probably need to be in third grade to read it independently. There are a couple points where the pictures become dark and menacing (flying monkeys), but things are always quickly brightened.
The story is a lot of fun and can be enjoyed I recommend it to anyone who liked the original series, the 1939 movie, or 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful. It reminded me a lot of the Bone series by Jeff Smith because of its comical characters and lighthearted story. The books are located at JGRAPHIC NOVEL WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ on the NEW shelf.