The Wizard of Oz is turning 75 this year. Well, the film version, at least — let's forget that the iconic movie is based off a series of books by L. Frank Baum, filled with wonderful illustrations by John R. Neill.
Readers were first introduced to this magical world in 1900 when Baum penned The Wonderful World of Oz. It was then that Dorothy was swept away from Kansas via cyclone and plopped down into a Technicolor reality filled with incredible creatures and evil witches. Baum went onto write 16 more adventures in his fantasy world — each with a menagerie of characters left out of the 1939 film adaptation.