L. Frank Baum

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Френк Баум, Л. Фрэнк Баум, לימן פרנק בוים, and 76 others L. Firānk Bāwm, John Estes Cook, Frank Baum, L. F ボーム, Schuyler Staunton, Баум, L. Frank Balm, Φρανκ Μπάουμ, Laymen Frenk Baum, Лиман Франк Баум, Laura Bancroft, フランク ボーム, Frenk Baum, Liman Frenk Baum, Frank L Baum, 李曼·法蘭克·鮑姆, L. K̲aprāṅk Pām, Lyman F. Baum, Фрэнк Баум, ลีแมน แฟรงก์ บอม, Бом, ʻǢn. Frǣnk Bōm, Լայման Ֆրենք Բաում, ل. ف. باوم،, فرانک باوم, לימן פרנק באום, Frank L. Baum, ليمان فرانك بوم, バウム, El. K̲aprāṅk Pām, פרנק באום, Лаймэн Фрэнк Баўм, Frank Lyman Baum, El. Pirāṅk Pōm, John Estes Cooke, Frėnk Baum, John E. Cooke, Hugh Fitzgerald, ל. פראנק באום, L. Franck Baum, 라이먼 프랭크 바움, L. フランク バウム, L Frank Baum, Л.Ф Баум, എൽ. ഫ്രാങ്ക് ബോം, לימאן פראנק באום, باوم، ل. فرانک, Лаймен Фрэнк Баум, Floyd Akers, Lajmen Frenk Baum, El. Prank Pam, Lyman Frank Baum, Laimens Frenks Baums, ფრენკ ბაუმი, L. Pirāṅk Pōm, Frank Baum Lyman, ライマン・フランク ボーム, L. F. Baum, ליימן פרנק באום, n. Frnk Bom, Fulanke Baomu, L. Frenk Baum, Baum, 莱曼·弗兰克·鲍姆, Edith Van Dyne, ライマン・フランク バーム, Edith VanDyne, L. Frank Baum, ライマン・フランク・ボーム, Л. Френк Баум, Franck L. Baum, Suzanne Metcalf, P'ŭraengk'ŭ Pom, L. フランク ボーム, Frenk L. Baum, L. Frank Bawm
May 15, 1856
May 6, 1919

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Lyman Frank Baum (; May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author best known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels (not including four lost, unpublished novels), 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book became a landmark of 20th-century cinema. Born and raised in upstate New York, Baum moved west after an unsuccessful stint as a theater producer and playwright. He and his wife opened a store in South Dakota and he edited and published a newspaper. They then moved to Chicago, where he worked as a newspaper reporter and published children's literature, coming out with the first Oz book in 1900. While continuing his writing, among his final projects he sought to establish a film studio focused on children's films in Los Angeles, California. His works anticipated such 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 …

Books by L. Frank Baum