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Michael Patrick Hearn is an American literary scholar and one of America's leading men of letters specializing in children's literature and its illustration. His works include The Annotated Wizard of Oz (1971/2000), The Annotated Christmas Carol (1977/2003), and The Annotated Huckleberry Finn (2001). He considers the three most quintessential American novels to be Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

He is an expert on L. Frank Baum and is currently writing a biography about him, which sets forth to correct the numerous errors in previous biographies, many based on Frank Joslyn Baum's out of print and largely mythological To Please a Child.

As an Oz and L. Frank Baum scholar, he also edited The Critical Heritage Edition of the Wizard of Oz for Schocken Books (1986), wrote the introduction to the first published version of the screenplay of The Wizard of Oz . He appears in the documentaries Oz: the American Fairyland and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1983), credited as an "Authority on L. Frank Baum". He gave the keynote address at the Centennial convention of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz mounted by The International Wizard of Oz Club, and often makes public appearances in which he lectures on Baum.

Other books as author or editor include:

  • 50 years of Wanda Gág's Millions of Cats: 1928-1978 (1978)
  • McLoughlin Brothers, publishers, 1828-1978 (1980)
  • Victorian Fairy Tales (1980)
  • Peter Newell, American Comic Illustrator (1983)
  • The Chocolate Book: A Sampler for Boys and Girls (1983)
  • The Best of the Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Book (1986)
  • The Porcelain Cat (children's picture book, 1987)
  • The Wizard of Oz: The Screenplay, (1989)
  • W.W. Denslow: The Other Wizard of Oz, (1996)
  • The Victorian Fairy Tale Book (1990)
  • 65 years of Wanda Gág's Millions of Cats: 1928-1993 (1992)
  • Native American Legends : Lakota (1995)
  • Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children's Book Illustration (1996)
  • From the Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children's Book Illustration In preparation, (2008)
He has also written articles for Horn Book and The Baum Bugle and Liner Notes for Caedmon Records.
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Total Books: 18
Seeking a State of Grace The Art of Arnold Lobel
2008 - Seeking a State of Grace the Art of Arnold Lobel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592880195
ISBN-10: 1592880193
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The Porcelain Cat
2004 - The Porcelain Cat (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781596871755
ISBN-10: 159687175X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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The Porcelain Cat
2004 - The Porcelain Cat (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780689035920
ISBN-10: 0689035926
Genre: Children's Books
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The Annotated Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol in Prose
2003 - The Annotated Christmas Carol a Christmas Carol in Prose (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393051582
ISBN-10: 0393051587
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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From the Silver Age to Stalin Russian Children's Book Illustration
2003 - From the Silver Age to Stalin Russian Children's Book Illustration (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592880058
ISBN-10: 1592880053
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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book
2002 - The VIctorian Fairy Tale Book [Pantheon Fairy Tale Folklore Library Paperback] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375714559
ISBN-10: 0375714553
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Myth Magic and Mystery One Hundred Years of American Children's Book Illustration
Myth Magic and Mystery One Hundred Years of American Children's Book Illustration
The Victorian Fairytale Book
1990 - The VIctorian Fairytale Book [Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679732587
ISBN-10: 0679732586
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book
1988 - The VIctorian Fairy Tale Book [Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394565941
ISBN-10: 0394565940
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Porcelain Cat
1987 - The Porcelain Cat (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316353304
ISBN-10: 0316353302
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Best of the Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Book
1986 - The Best of the Andrew Lang Fairy Tale Book [A Signet classic] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451520333
ISBN-10: 0451520335
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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The Chocolate Book A Sampler for Boys and Girls
1983 - The Chocolate Book a Sampler for Boys and Girls (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780898451634
ISBN-10: 0898451639
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Breakfast Books
1981 - Breakfast Books (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780723261896
ISBN-10: 072326189X
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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ANNOTATED CHRISTMAS CAROL
1977 - Annotated Christmas Carol (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517527412
ISBN-10: 0517527413
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The Annotated Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
1976 - The Annotated Wizard of Oz the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517500866
ISBN-10: 0517500868
Genre: Children's Books
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Victorian Fairy Tales
Victorian Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780862413262
ISBN-10: 0862413265
Genre: Children's Books
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