- Lexile Measure: 1000L (What's this?)
- Library Binding: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lerner Pub Group (L); First Edition edition (January 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822549107
- ISBN-13: 978-0822549109
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,104,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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L. Frank Baum: Royal Historian of Oz Library Binding – January, 1992
From Kirkus Reviews
An impressively researched account of Baum's variegated career as writer, actor, impresario, filmmaker, and devoted family man, whose health and finances were both often precarious. Many amusing or telling anecdotes give a strong sense of the man's personality; Carpenter also includes plot summaries of most of his books and a fascinating afterword on ``Oz and the Censors.'' Exceptionally well illustrated, with b&w photos, drawings, or maps on nearly every page. Some cavils: parts of the book are almost too detailed (e.g., an entire chapter is devoted to the itinerary of a five-month vacation); and one might wish that some of the illustrations had been enlarged. Still, highly recommended for any collection whose young readers need to know not just ``something'' but quite a lot about this author. Bibliographies; index. (Biography. 9+) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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