The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 17/02/2015

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When a tornado whisks Dorothy away from her home in Kansas to a strange and magical world, she must enlist the help of the friends she meets along the yellow brick road to find her way home. With her dog Toto behind her, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion join Dorothy in the quest to find the mysterious wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. But as they make their journey the Wicked Witch is never far behind. Discover the magic that made there's no place like home a phrase familiar to all.
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ISBN:
9780192738318
9780192738318
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
17-02-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x13.3mm
Weight:
0.15kg
L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

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