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, Schuyler Stanton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Laura Bancroft

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 · 509,146 ratings · 20,259 reviews · 1,101 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...

3.98 avg rating — 325,809 ratings — published 1900 — 2433 editions
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Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)

3.97 avg rating — 19,627 ratings — published 1907 — 407 editions
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The Marvelous Land of Oz (O...

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3.82 avg rating — 16,984 ratings — published 1904 — 554 editions
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Dorothy and the Wizard in O...

3.77 avg rating — 10,992 ratings — published 1908 — 451 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.77 avg rating — 9,951 ratings — published 1909 — 305 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6)

3.87 avg rating — 8,848 ratings — published 1910 — 312 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

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3.89 avg rating — 7,143 ratings — published 1913 — 276 editions
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Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)

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3.83 avg rating — 6,557 ratings — published 1914 — 281 editions
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Glinda of Oz (Oz, #14)

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3.94 avg rating — 5,451 ratings — published 1920 — 277 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

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