About Lyman Frank Baum

Works Online

A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Father Goose, His Book
Glinda of Oz
John Dough and the Cherub
Mary Louise Written under the pen name - Edith Van Dyne
Mother Goose in Prose
Ozma of Oz
Queen Zixi of Ix
Rinkitink in Oz
Sky Island Being the Further Exciting Adventures of Trot and CapÔ??n Bill After Their Visit to the Sea Fairies
The Emerald City of Oz
The Enchanted Island of Yew
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Lost Princess of Oz
The Magic of Oz
The Marvelous Land of Oz
The Master Key
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
The Road to Oz
The Scarecrow of Oz
The Sea Fairies
The Surprising Adventures of The Magical Monarch of Mo And His People
The Tin Woodman of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Tik-Tok of Oz


1856 Lyman Frank Baum is born in Chittennango, NY

1881 Publishes a successful musical play, The Maid of Arran

1882 Marries Maud Gage

01/01/1887 Baum`s father dies. The Baum family moves to Aberdeen, South Dakota.

1891 Moves to Chicago with his family and works as a reporter for the Evening Post.

1891 Works as a traveling salesman for a china company

1897 Publishes Mother Goose in Prose; illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

1899 Publishes Father Goose, His Book; illustrated by William Wallace Denslow

1900 Published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; illustrated by William Wallace Denslow

1902 Produced the musical version of the Wizard of Oz with William Wallace Denslow, Paul Tietjens, and Julien Mitchell (1902 through 1911)

1904 Published The Marvelous Land of Oz

1907 Published Ozma of Oz

1908 Produces the traveling film show Fairylogue and Radio-Plays

1908 Published Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

1909 Published The Road to Oz

1910 Moves with his family to Hollywood, California

1910 Published The Emerald City of Oz

1913 Published The Patchwork Girl of Oz

1914 Forms the Oz Film Manufacturing Company

1914 Published Little Wizard Stories of Oz

1914 Published Tik-Tok of Oz

1915 Published The Scarecrow of Oz

1916 Published Rinkitink in Oz

1917 Published The Lost Princess of Oz

1918 Published The Tin Woodman of Oz

1919 Published The Magic of Oz

05/05/1919 Passed away on May 5th

1920 Published Glinda of Oz

Resources On The Web

The Man Behind the Curtain - Pretty detailed biography of L.Frank Baum

Timeline - Another timeline of Baum's life

Books and Writers - A look at Baum and his works.

L. Frank Baum - A very complete biography

The Classic Library - Very good Bio, Links, Message Board Etc..

Roayal historians and Illustrators of Oz - Interesting site, Very bright - wear sunglasses when viewing




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