About the Author
He was better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum.
His stories have formed the basis for such popular films as The Wizard of Oz (1939), produced by the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).
Named "Lyman" after his uncle, Baum didn't like his first name much obviously and chose to be called by his middle name "Frank" instead.
Baum wrote about his purpose in introduction of his book: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written solely to pleasure children today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heart-aches and nightmares are left out."
Date of Birth:May 15, 1856
Date of Death:May 6, 1919
Place of Birth:Chittenango, New York
Place of Death:Hollywood, California
Education:Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School
Table of Contents
1. The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger
2. Little Dorothy and Toto
3. Tiktok and the Nome King
4. Ozma and the Little Wizard
5. Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse
6. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman
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