L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz

By: Rogers, Katharine M.

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A strong and sympathetic portrait. " - New York Times Book Review. Born in 1856 in upstate New York, Baum was a classic "late bloomer" who tried acting, selling and editing. Finally, in his late 30s, he took the advice of his mother-in-law, suffragist leader Matilda Gage, and turned his attention to selling the stories he'd been tellin to his sons and their friends. After a few books were published with varying success, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (originally titled The Emerald City) was released in 1900. It quickly became a bestseller and has remained so ever since. When Oz was transformed in a "traveling music extravaganza" that earned raves across America, Baum became rich and famous for the first time in his life, inspiring him to embark on a myriad theatrical ventures that almost bankrupted his family on several occasions. Fortunately, wife Maud's business acumen saved the day, leaving Baum free to pen thirteen additional OZ books and other fantasies. Includes a listing of works by Baum, a bibliography and extensive index. Munchkin Land never knew a better man.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz

Author: Rogers, Katharine M.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Da Capo Press: 2003

ISBN: 0306812975

ISBN 13: 9780306812972

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001993