The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L  Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Written by L Frank Baum
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L Frank Baum

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When a cyclone hits Kansas, Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. All alone in this strange world, they wonder how they'll ever get home. With their new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, they brave many dangers and journey to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard to ask him for his help.


Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not-- imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders, life. -- Gore Vidal From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

L  Frank Baum

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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176 pages


L Frank Baum
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th August 2008




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