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L. Frank Baum

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L. Frank Baum


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

Died
May 05, 1919

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Matilda Joslyn Gage, Andrew Lang, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, ...more


also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers, Schuyler Staunton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Laura Bancroft, Louis F. Baum, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald

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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Average rating: 3.97 · 637,602 ratings · 27,488 reviews · 1,022 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...

3.99 avg rating — 420,568 ratings — published 1900 — 6018 editions
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Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)

3.94 avg rating — 24,285 ratings — published 1907 — 917 editions
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The Marvelous Land of Oz (O...

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Dorothy and the Wizard in O...

3.76 avg rating — 12,912 ratings — published 1908 — 4 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.75 avg rating — 11,477 ratings — published 1909 — 741 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz,...

3.87 avg rating — 10,181 ratings — published 1910 — 837 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (O...

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3.88 avg rating — 8,292 ratings — published 1913 — 699 editions
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Oz: The Complete Collection...

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4.23 avg rating — 7,049 ratings — published 1920
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Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)

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3.81 avg rating — 7,545 ratings — published 1914 — 6 editions
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Glinda of Oz (Oz, #14)

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3.92 avg rating — 6,256 ratings — published 1920 — 7 editions
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More books by L. Frank Baum…
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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The Sea Fairies Sky Island The Scarecrow of Oz
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Quotes by L. Frank Baum  (?)
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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 2017 New School Read

The Trial by Franz Kafka, 1925, 255 pages
 
  58 votes, 16.9%

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 1996, 468 pages
 
  43 votes, 12.5%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 1941, 104 pages
 
  35 votes, 10.2%

 
  34 votes, 9.9%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232 pages
 
  27 votes, 7.9%

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 1981, 647 pages
 
  26 votes, 7.6%

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 1989, 637 pages
 
  25 votes, 7.3%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 1934, 468 pages
 
  23 votes, 6.7%

Possession by A.S. Byatt, 1990, 555 pages
 
  21 votes, 6.1%

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924, 225 pages
 
  20 votes, 5.8%

 
  17 votes, 5.0%

So Big by Edna Ferber, 1924, 376 pages
 
  5 votes, 1.5%

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, 1971, 569 pages
 
  5 votes, 1.5%

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, 1967, 200 pages
 
  4 votes, 1.2%

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