L. Frank Baum

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Actor. Businessman. Newspaper editor. Filmmaker. Exotic poultry breeder. During his lifetime, L. Frank Baum tried and failed at many careers. Finally, at the age of 44, he wrote and published the book that made him one of the most beloved children's authors of all time: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a novel that first introduced young readers to the magical land of Oz. The book became the first in a series of 14 novels about Oz, and one of more than 40 other novels Baum wrote. His other works include nine fantasy novels, as well as numerous short stories and poems. Baum lived a life of exhilarating highs and crashing lows, of failures and triumphs, all while writing some of the most imaginative novels in children's literature. Book jacket.
  

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Contents

Foreword
6
A Startling Confidence
11
A Young Man of Many Interests
19
Trying to Find His Way
31
Struggles and a New Beginning
49
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
63
Back to Oz
77
The Royal Historian of Oz
91
Notes
112
Works by L Frank Baum
115
Popular Books
117
Popular Characters
118
Bibliography
119
Further Reading
120
Picture Credits
121
Index
122

A Changing Reputation
101
Chronology
110
About the Contributor
128
Copyright

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