THEY CREATED THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WE LOVED.

L. FRANK BAUM

After many years of failure in storekeeping, the theatre and advertising, L. Frank Baum hit the jackpot in 1900 when he and his partner W.W. Denslow published THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ.  The fanciful tale enjoyed immediate acclaim and Baum went on to write thirteen more Oz novels. Children were captivated by the people and places in Baum’s imaginary Land of Oz.  The frustrated door-to-door salesman who moonlighted as a novelist created a world that will probably delight generations of new readers forever.

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