L. Frank Baum
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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four "lost" novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

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    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,348

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Marvelous Land of Oz

    • Oz, Book 2
    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Tara Sands
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The first of many sequels to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz follows Tip, who is escaping from the sorceress Mombi....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Whimsical, Philosophical Fantasy

    • By Jefferson on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ozma of Oz

    • Wizard of Oz, Book 3, Special Annotated Edition
    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    When a storm blows Dorothy to the land of Ev, she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Princess Ozma, and together they set out to free the Queen of Ev....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Mediocre Reader

    • By Cam T. on 11-16-16
    • Wizard of Oz, Book 3, Special Annotated Edition
    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
    • Series: Oz, Book 3
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 02-27-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Claire Bronson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A California earthquake sends Dorothy Gale and her new friends....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stay away from girls named Gale

    • By Katherine on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Emerald City of Oz

    • Wizard of Oz, Book 6, Special Annotated Edition
    • By: L Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Ron Knowles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth Oz book. In this book, Dorothy and the Wizard take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a tour of Oz....

    Regular price: $13.96

    • American Fairy Tales

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Samantha Worthen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A great listen for children! American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum includes classic stories that will keep your child riveted....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Marvelous Land of Oz (The Oz Books 2)

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Marvelous Land of Oz", published in 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz. As always, a lot of eccentric and fantastic things...

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic story, great narrator.

    • By Stephanie on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A patchwork doll comes to life, and Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, and a host of new characters have enchanting adventures in the Land of Oz....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done semi-dramatization

    • By Laura on 06-15-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Wizard of Oz

    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Join Dorothy, Toto, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman, and The Cowardly Lion in their journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Tale

    • By Bharune on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $9.79

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