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L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz

By: Rogers, Katharine M.

Price: $11.50

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001993

ISBN: 0306812975

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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 tra... View more info