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L Frank Baum - Author

L Frank Baum was an American journalist and writer, whose best-known book is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum's stories about the imaginary Land of Oz belong to the classics of fantasy literature. The Oz series was long shunned by librarians, and neglected by scholars of children's literature. Baum has often been compared to Lewis Carroll - they both had a girl as a protagonist in their most famous works.

L. Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, as the son of the oil magnate Benjamin Ward Baum and Cynthia (Stanton) Baum, a women's rights activist.

During his career Baum wrote more than 60 books, some of them for adults, including The Last Egyptian. He gathered material for works aimed at teenagers during his motoring tours across the country and travels in Europe and Egypt.

Born with a congenitally weak heart, Baum was ill through much of his life. He died on May 6, 1919, in Hollywood, where he had moved to a house he called Ozcot. The Oz series was continued by other writers, among them Ruth Plumly Thompson and Baum's great-grand son Roger Baum.

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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
L Frank Baum
A wonderful addition to the Oxford Children's Classics range of complete and unabridged texts; a series that brings together the most unforgettable stories ever told. In beautiful small hardcover editions they are books to treasure and to return to again...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2008
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The Wizard Of Oz (Audio CD)
L Frank Baum
This is the audio CD version of the classic book by L Frank Baum. Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her dog Toto into a magical world that unfurls before you. A classic with more magic at every...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 03/03/2008
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The Wizard Of Oz (with an Introduction by Cornelia Funke)
L Frank Baum
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her dog Toto into a magical world that unfurls before you. A classic with more magic on every page than almost...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2008
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