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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked #1)

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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked #1) by Gregory Maguire
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The novel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. 16 page colour insert from the musical When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

Author Biography

Gregory Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. His work as a consultant in creative writing for children takes him to speaking engagements across the United States and abroad. He is a founder and codirector of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987. The author of numerous books for children, Mr. Maguire is also a contributor to Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence, a collection of short stories for gay and lesbian teenagers.
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
musical tie-in ed
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
464
Dimensions
160x235x26
ISBN-13
9780060745905
Product ID
1658129

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