Baum, L. Frank, 1856-1919.
Full name: Lyman Frank Baum.
American publisher, playwright and author born in Chittenango, New York. A dabbler in various
fields who found his voice as a writer of children's books. His description of Dorothy's Kansas in
the Oz books stems from a period spent in Aberdeen, South Dakota. His other works are usually in a
vein similar to the Oz books.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1900.
A successful attempt to create a particularly American fairy tale, though its impact was
vitiated by too many sequels. Edgier and more complex than the classic 1939 movie based on it.
Followed by sequels,
The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904),
Ozma of Oz (1907),
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908),
The Road to Oz (1909),
The Emerald City of Oz (1910),
The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913),
Tik-Tok of Oz (1914),
The Scarecrow of Oz (1915),
Rinkitink in Oz (1916),
The Lost Princess of Oz (1917),
The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918),
The Magic of Oz (1919),
Glinda of Oz (1920), and dozens of later continuations by other hands.
Jul. 5, 2005,
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Mar. 27, 2013.
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