The Wicked Years Book Set

The Wicked Years is a series of novels by Gregory Maguire that present a revisionist take on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, its 1939 film adaptation, and related books. This is a very different and cynical look at Oz as is seen in the books by L. Frank Baum or the film.

The first novel, published in 1995, was Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a book detailing the life of the infamous villain the Wicked Witch of the West from Baum's books, who we learn is actually named "Elphaba."

That first book was the inspiration behind the hugely successful Broadway Musical, which includes hit songs you may be familiar with such as Popular, originally performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel! 

Our design for this series shows Elphaba as the Wicked Witch of the West. 


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