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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Illustrated by W. W. Denslow

Today marks the  birthday of the American author, Lyman Frank Baum. He worked in a variety of jobs—journalist, actor, theater manager, salesman. In fact, he may well have been the inspiration for his most famous character: the Wizard of Oz. In 1900 Baum released the first book about Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a […]

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Featured on May 31, 2011

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