L. Frank Baum





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.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...

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Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)

3.96 avg rating — 16,858 ratings — published 1907 — 234 editions
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The Marvelous Land of Oz (O...

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3.82 avg rating — 14,277 ratings — published 1904 — 302 editions
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Dorothy and the Wizard in O...

3.77 avg rating — 9,310 ratings — published 1908 — 216 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.77 avg rating — 8,651 ratings — published 1909 — 168 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6)

3.88 avg rating — 7,731 ratings — published 1910 — 167 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (O...

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3.89 avg rating — 6,167 ratings — published 1913 — 154 editions
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Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)

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3.83 avg rating — 5,708 ratings — published 1914 — 140 editions
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Glinda of Oz (Oz, #14)

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3.94 avg rating — 4,787 ratings — published 1920 — 150 editions
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The Lost Princess of Oz (Oz...

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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

Polls

December 2014 New School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our December 2014 New School Classics group read?

1963, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 288 pages
 
  33 votes, 19.9%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  19 votes, 11.4%

 
  17 votes, 10.2%

 
  17 votes, 10.2%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.4%

 
  13 votes, 7.8%

1918, My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 232 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.2%

 
  12 votes, 7.2%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.2%

 
  10 votes, 6.0%

1940, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 320 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

1961, A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul, 623 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

1992, Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth, 630 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

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