Saturday, May 7, 2011
More Ozma in Japan
This full-length translation was published by Popura Shabunko in 1986 - no doubt the publication was inspired by the success of Disney's Return to Oz film in Japan. This book is part of a series of Baum Oz books similar to the better known Hayakawa series. These book are a bit taller - closer in size to mass-market paperbacks. This edition is illustrated in black and white. While it is a paperback, it does come in a full-color dust jacket.
Below you can see a sample of the fairly cute illustrations. I really like the detail visible in the lunch pail.
Below you can see the highly robotic Tik-Tok from the back cover of the dust wrapper. More Ozma of Oz next Saturday!