This profile celebrates the life and works of L. Frank Baum. All of the works listed here are in the public domain. This profile is maintained by the Wattpad Ambassadors.

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919), better known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels.

He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th-century cinema.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).
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Stories by L. Frank Baum
The Road to Oz by LFrankBaum
The Road to Oz
The Road to Oz: In Which Is Related How Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome...
ranking #465 in classics See all rankings
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by LFrankBaum
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the fourth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and illustrate...
ranking #299 in childrensbooks See all rankings
The Magic of Oz by LFrankBaum
The Magic of Oz
The Magic of Oz: A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, Tog...
ranking #7 in lfrankbaum See all rankings