Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, including "Wicked", which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture book "Crabby Cratchitt", the novel "The Good Liar", and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writing "Leaping Beauty", Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.
Maguire travels back to Frank L. Baum's land of Oz for this absorbing fantasy that delves into the background if the famed Wicked Witch of the West, a misunderstood creature who challenges the preconceived notions of good and evil. Unabridged.