Author:Lyman Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum
American author, poet, playwright, actor and independent filmmaker; known 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

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.

  1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) Speaker Icon.svg (transcription project)
  2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) Speaker Icon.svg (transcription project)
  3. Ozma of Oz (1907) (Commons file)
  4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)
  5. The Road to Oz (1909)
  6. The Emerald City of Oz (1910)
  7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
  8. Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
  9. The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
  10. Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
  11. The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
  12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
  13. The Magic of Oz (1919)
  14. Glinda of Oz (1920)


  • Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz (1905 as a newspaper serial, collected and republished in edited versions as The Visitors from Oz 1960 and The Third Book of Oz 1989, and in unexpurgated versions as The Vistors from Oz 2005, and under its original title 2009)
  • The Woggle-Bug Book (1905 as a picture book, reprinted with the Visitors stories in 1989 and 2005, in Oz-story Magazine 1999, and by itself in 1978 and 2008) Speaker Icon.svg
  • Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1913) (short stories, first published as separate small booklets)

Other novels

Written under the pseudonym Edith Van Dyne

Aunt Jane's Nieces series

  1. Aunt Jane's Nieces (1906)
  2. Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad (1907)
  3. Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville (1908)
  4. Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work (1909)
  5. Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society (1910)
  6. Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John (1911)
  7. Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation (1912)
  8. Aunt Jane's Nieces on the Ranch (1913)
  9. Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West (1914)
  10. Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross (1915, revised and republished in 1918)

Mary Louise series

  1. Mary Louise (1916)
  2. Mary Louise in the Country (1916)
  3. Mary Louise Solves a Mystery (1917)
  4. Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls (1918)
  5. Mary Louise Adopts a Soldier (1919; largely ghostwritten based on a fragment by Baum; subsequent books in the series are by Emma Speed Sampson)

The Flying Girl series

  1. The Flying Girl (1911)
  2. The Flying Girl and Her Chum (1912)

Written under the pseudonym Floyd Akers

  1. The Boy Fortune Hunters in Alaska (1906; originally published as Sam Steele's Adventures on Land and Sea by "Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald")
  2. The Boy Fortune Hunters in Panama (1907; originally published as Sam Steele's Adventures in Panama by "Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald"; reprinted in 2008 as The Amazing Bubble Car)
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  4. The Boy Fortune Hunters in China (1909; reprinted in 2006 as The Scream of the Sacred Ape)
  5. The Boy Fortune Hunters in Yucatan (1910)
  6. The Boy Fortune Hunters in the South Seas (1911)

Written under the pseudonym Schuyler Staunton

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Written under the pseudonym John Estes Cooke

Written under the pseudonym Suzanne Metcalf

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Written under the pseudonym Laura Bancroft

  • 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

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Editorials on the Sioux Nation

Other works

  • Baum's Complete Stamp Dealer's Directory (1873)
  • Our Landlady (newspaper stories, 1890–1891)
  • The Book of the Hamburgs (poultry guide, 1896)
  • The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows and Interiors (trade publication, 1900)
  • L. Frank Baum's Juvenile Speaker (or Baum's Own Book for Children), a collection of revised work (1910), later republished as The Snuggle Tales (1916–17) and Oz-Man Tales (1920)
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