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L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book... show more



Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four “lost” novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

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Birth date: May 15, 1856
Died: May 05, 1919
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 5 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleGreat adaptation of Baum's fourth Oz book. It has been a while since I read the original, but from what I remember, this sticks closely to the original book with a few minor changes which are noted in the beginning of this book. I actually liked this v...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 5 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI actually ended up liking this book more than the original novel. I have never been a huge fan of the Oz series. I've always had kind of a weird relationship with them; I'm intrigued by the ideas and characters, but I just don't like them (and I can't...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 5 months ago
The same as the movie and yet, so different too.If I was to describe the story and act like there was no movie to be seen, I would tell you about this dark and whimsical fantasy. Where witches rule the lands and creatures of many kinds are in abundance.I wish I had not seen the film. As epic as it w...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 10 months ago
Charming little book. I can see why it's endured like it has. And this is so not a review. I apologize.
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it 1 year ago
Such a darkly beautiful retelling! While Miss Devon was a bit to emotional for the time period, I loved her character, and her relationship with both Ashton and Adelina. The writing style is fast paced, and works well with this story. I loved the tension and suspense every time Beatrice spoke with A...
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