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Gregory Maguire

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About Me: Gregory Maguire is an American author of many books for adults and children, most notably “Wicked! The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” (1995) which was adapted into an acclaimed Broadway musical of the same name in 2003, and “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” (1999). He is a founder and codirector of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987. His writing has been honored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the American Library Association. Maguire currently resides in Massachusetts.

Published Books

  • Out-of-oz

    Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years

    The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years

    Gregory Maguire’s Wicked Years series became national bestsellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last…

    Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy.

    Yet amid all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom—and her legacy—in an Oz wracked by war.

    The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series that began with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises—the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.

  • Wicked

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The First Volume in the Wicked Years)

    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.

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over 5 years ago Antonia M. Spano said:

Mr. Maguire, I love your books. My favorite will always be Wicked. I have read the entire series along with Confessions, Mirror Mirror, and Matchless. I plan to read all your adult books eventually. If you could comment or review my novel-in-process titled AFTER, that would be a dream come true. I know you're very busy, but if you have the time, please do so. Thank you very much, Antonia Spano


over 5 years ago Anilem said:

I love being the first to leave a comment here. For reasons of a personal level I was homeschooled in high school and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister was the sliver of light that peeked through the crack in my metaphorical prison cell (THANK YOU!!!). I've read all your books, love them all! Thank you so much for the light.