Author:Lyman Frank Baum

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Lyman Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, poet, playwright, actor and independent filmmaker. He is best known today as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum's Oz book series was continued by several authors, including Ruth Plumly Thompson whose works are just now coming into the public domain.
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Lyman Frank Baum


Oz books[edit]

See more information on the Oz books on Wikipedia. Wikisource has the text of some of the later Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

Other novels[edit]

Written under the pseudonym Edith Van Dyne[edit]

Written under the pseudonym Floyd Akers[edit]

Written under the pseudonym Schuyler Staunton[edit]

Written under the pseudonym John Estes Cooke[edit]

Written under the pseudonym Suzanne Metcalf[edit]

Written under the pseudonym Laura Bancroft[edit]

  • The Twinkle Tales (1906; collected as Twinkle and Chubbins, though Chubbins is not in all the stories)
  • Policeman Bluejay (1907; also known as Babes in Birdland, it was published under Baum's name shortly before his death)

Written anonymously[edit]

Editorials on the Sioux Nation[edit]

Other works[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. Mother Goose in Prose, Project Gutenberg
  2. American Fairy Tales, Project Gutenberg
  3. The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity, Project Gutenberg
  4. The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People, Project Gutenberg
  5. Sky Island: being the further exciting adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after their visit to the sea fairies, Project Gutenberg

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1919, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.