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 — 18,424 ratings — published 1907 — 67 editions
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The Marvelous Land of Oz (O...

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3.83 avg rating — 16,339 ratings — published 1904 — 435 editions
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Dorothy and the Wizard in O...

3.78 avg rating — 10,642 ratings — published 1908 — 69 editions
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The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)

3.77 avg rating — 9,666 ratings — published 1909 — 56 editions
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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6)

3.88 avg rating — 8,611 ratings — published 1910 — 253 editions
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (O...

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3.89 avg rating — 6,929 ratings — published 1913 — 222 editions
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Tik-Tok of Oz

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3.83 avg rating — 6,389 ratings — published 1914 — 226 editions
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Glinda of Oz

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3.94 avg rating — 5,329 ratings — published 1920 — 220 editions
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The Lost Princess of Oz

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3.94 avg rating — 4,949 ratings — published 1917 — 207 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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