Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), American writer, born in Chittenango, New York. He was a newspaperman and began a series of books in which he created the land of Oz, a world of fantasy characters and adventure. The most famous of these books was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. After his death, various writers continued the series, producing scores of volumes. A musical film, The Wizard of Oz (1939), based on the original books by Baum, has become a classic.

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Holding the Wizard Accountable
Looks at Baum's calls for genocide of the Lakota people at the time of the Wounded Knee massacre and contrasts them with the tolerance for diversity in the Oz books.
International Wizard of Oz Club
Founded in 1957 to bring together all those interested in L. Frank Baum and Oz. Membership, events, and convention details, as well as information on the author.
Maruko's Oz Website - from Japan -
For fans of "The Wizard of Oz". Written by a Japanese Oz fan.
Oz Encyclopedia
Large reference site provides a tour of the fantasy land of Oz and its inhabitants. Contains a movie catalog and text of all the Oz books.
The Wizard of Oz WebRing
Directory of member sites and instructions for joining.
The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairytale
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this American literary classic, the Library of Congress presents its exhibition; with costumes and memorabilia borrowed from museums, other libraries, and private collectors.
The Wonder Behind the Wizard of Oz
Lesson plan that explores the influences and details of Baum's life, and compares and contrasts the book to the movie.
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
News, events, FAQs, reviews, ideas of themed party planning, and information pertaining to the Oz series. Also has a teacher lesson play.

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