Biography for Wizard of Oz

Penguin Putnam
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was a prolific American writer and theatre enthusiast. He is primarily known for The Wizard of Oz and the thirteen other titles in the Oz series.

Random House, Inc.
Frank L. Baum (1856-1919) was born in New York. He enjoyed making up stories, particularly for his own children. The Wizard of Oz, based on their favourite bedtime story about a land of Oz, was published in 1900 and it immediately became a huge international success. He wrote several sequels and numerous other kinds of books under a pseudonym.