Author:Lyman Frank Baum

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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.
one or more chapters are available in a spoken word format.

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)   (transcription project)
  2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)  
  3. Ozma of Oz (1907) (transcription project)
  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)  
  • Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1913) (short stories, first published as separate small booklets)

Other novels

  • The Daring Twins
    • The Daring Twins: a Story For Young Folk (1911) (external scan)
    • Phoebe Daring

Written under the pseudonym Edith Van Dyne


Aunt Jane's Nieces series


(Baum's second most popular series.
Books 1 to 8 were illustrated by Emile A. Nelson)

  1. Aunt Jane's Nieces (1906) (transcription project)
  2. Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad (1907)
  3. Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville (1908)
  4. Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work (1909) (transcription project)
  5. Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society (1910)
  6. Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John (1911) (transcription project)
  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) (1915 Edition) (transcription project)

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)
  3. The Boy Fortune Hunters in Egypt (1908; reprinted in 2008 as The Treasure of Karnak) (external scan)
  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


Written under the pseudonym John Estes Cooke


Written under the pseudonym Suzanne Metcalf


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


Editorials on the Sioux Nation


Other works


See also



  1. Mother Goose in Prose, Project Gutenberg
  2. American Fairy Tales, Project Gutenberg
  3. The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People, Project Gutenberg
  4. 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 were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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