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Some interesting material but not well enough written to recommend.Published 6 months ago by Suzanne NYC
It is now May, 2015, I just read this biography and I'm not satisfied. What interested me in Baum, myself like most of America has seen the Wizard of Oz, but I was fascinated by... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bartleby (scrivner)
Very good read, many insights and synopsis of Baum's many booksPublished 16 months ago by Patricia S.
It's truly hard to believe that such a man as L. Frank Baum truly existed. In this well-crafted biography, we learn of his magical life and the magic he created in his literary... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Mary Lois Timbes
Katherine Rogers' book is a intelligent and literate study of a genuinely decent man and the joyful legacy he left to the world. Her book supercedes earlier biographies of L. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Doctor Mabuse
Thank you reviewer "member of the Coeur d'Alene Nation's" for quoting L. Frank Baum in an effort to school the uneducated masses:
"This is an excerpt from an editorial penned... Read more
A strength of this biography is in the author's inclusion of synopses of all Baum's major works. One gets a "Oz eye" view of Baum, his family, and his whole writing enterprise in... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by G. McGonigle
During the past several months, I have enjoyed reading the Oz books aloud to my little sisters, from which we have all derived much pleasure. Read morePublished on June 18, 2008 by Jennie Watters
Although this book seems a bit on the dry side, it is nevertheless a well researched biography of a very influential writer almost forgotten (although obviously his Oz works... Read morePublished on October 20, 2003 by D. H. Richards