The Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Arnost Karasek, 1962

WHY WE RECOMMEND IT: a magical, inspirational story. Exciting dialog. A perfect text for reading aloud.

WHAT DO READERS NEED TO KNOW? They probably won't be able to read it aloud. The text is in Czech.

WHY WE LIKE THE ART: ever wonder what the Tin Woodman would look like if rendered by Paul Klee?

Or the Scarecrow?

Klee-like spot illustrations appear throughout the book.