The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
ISBN10: 0061649422 ISBN13: 9780061649424 Contributors: Smith, Douglas (Illustrator) Publisher: Harperluxe Published: Jul 1 2008 Pages: 719 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
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? 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 become 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.