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.


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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.

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