The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank  BaumThe Wizard of Oz by L. Frank  Baum

The Wizard of Oz

byL. Frank BaumIllustratorW. W. Denslow

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Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored. Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow. The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.
Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran...
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Title:The Wizard of OzFormat:PaperbackPublisher:Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0528871870

ISBN - 13:9780528871870

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 7

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Wizard of OZ Amazing and wonderful after so many years
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Expected More As a huge fan of classics, I wasn't totally sold with this one. Maybe I was expecting more or just grown out of children's books
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Cute and classic, a nice easy book for families to read together
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic A great book for young readers, why not start them on the classics?
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful classic! A wonderful classic that makes a great story. Fun and quirky, but also a great adventure and fantasy.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better then the Movies I love the wizard of oz books. they are so much darker then the kids movies they made. so much more of an appealing story then some pg-13 movie with some monkeys and witches. I want to experience a story that creeps you out and sticks in your mind and in your dreams. he's a vivid storyteller.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favourite Must read classic and family favourite.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wizard of Oz This is a classic for a reason!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Journey & Adventure Down The Yellow Brick Road & the Land of Oz. This was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I hadn't read it in forty years and I truly enjoyed the adventure Dorothy has trying to see the Wizard of Oz because HE is the only one who can get her back to Kansas. This is a classic and readers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy this treasure. I probably will re-read in the near future....just like I did when I was in Grade 5!
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous 95p 9.5x12 with dust jacket, yellow cloth on hardcover under dust jacket with small picture of main characters. Includes blue gingham ribbon bookmark. Full spread illustrations with inlaid full spread text.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No place like home. This book has so many positive messages it hard to know where to start. The first lesson we learn is, if we practice kindness we get what we want, even thought it may take some time. Which is why the lion got his courage. The tin man got his heart. The scare crow got his brain. And Dorothy got to go back to Kansas. Another positive message in this book is, no matter where we live whether it is Kansas or any where else, as long as we have friends and family there, and people who love us, their is no place like home.
Date published: 2010-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost made me cry The only thing this book deserves is a five star rating! I found it sweet and would recomend it to young and old readers. It's a laugh and cry book, if your a softie. I found it way more interesting and detailed than the movie but most kids would rather watch a movie than read a book any old day. It's sort of sad. I watch the movie then read the book and the book has everything in it and more!!!
Date published: 2004-12-07