L. Frank Baum


Born
in Chittenango, New York, The United States
May 15, 1856

Died
May 05, 1919

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also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers

Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

Average rating: 3.97 · 497,514 ratings · 19,544 reviews · 906 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...

3.99 avg rating — 317,917 ratings — published 1900 — 2120 editions
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Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)

3.96 avg rating — 18,743 ratings — published 1907 — 370 editions
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The Marvelous Land of Oz (O...

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3.83 avg rating — 16,619 ratings — published 1904 — 461 editions
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Dorothy and the Wizard in O...

3.78 avg rating — 10,769 ratings — published 1908 — 356 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.77 avg rating — 9,766 ratings — published 1909 — 276 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6)

3.88 avg rating — 8,685 ratings — published 1910 — 60 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

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3.89 avg rating — 7,000 ratings — published 1913 — 236 editions
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Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)

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3.83 avg rating — 6,439 ratings — published 1914 — 246 editions
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Glinda of Oz (Oz, #14)

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3.94 avg rating — 5,367 ratings — published 1920 — 227 editions
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The Lost Princess of Oz (Oz...

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3.94 avg rating — 4,986 ratings — published 1917 — 223 editions
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz Ozma of Oz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz The Road to Oz The Emerald City of Oz The Patchwork Girl of Oz
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“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.”
L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

“Never give up... No one knows what's going to happen next.”
L. Frank Baum

“There is no place like home.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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