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 Staunton, 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.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...

3.97 avg rating — 388,967 ratings — published 1900 — 4915 editions
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Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)

3.93 avg rating — 23,169 ratings — published 1907 — 809 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 — 12,080 ratings — published 1908 — 843 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.76 avg rating — 10,823 ratings — published 1909 — 663 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz,...

3.87 avg rating — 9,602 ratings — published 1910 — 548 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (O...

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3.89 avg rating — 7,804 ratings — published 1913 — 636 editions
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Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)

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3.82 avg rating — 7,115 ratings — published 1914 — 691 editions
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Glinda of Oz (Oz, #14)

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3.93 avg rating — 5,919 ratings — published 1920 — 359 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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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found ThereLewis Carroll finds us in an imaginary world on the other side of the mirror where everything is backward.
 
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe find us on the Juan Fernández Islands in the South Pacific.
 
  8 votes, 22.9%

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum has us visiting the Emerald City.
 
  8 votes, 22.9%

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson has us sailing to the Carribean.
 
  7 votes, 20.0%

In Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie we'll visit Neverland.
 
  3 votes, 8.6%

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