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Non-fiction, Reference, and Biography
These are books about Oz in general, L. Frank Baum, and other aspects of Oz. Books about the famous 1939 MGM movie, including cast and crew biographies, can be found in the next aisle. Books about other dramatic versions of Oz can be found in Aisle 10.

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All Things Oz: The Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom of The Wizard of Oz, edited by Linda Sunshine. A visual examination the Oz phenomenon.

  • Hardcover edition.
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  • Large note cards.
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  • Small note cards.
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  • Die-cut note cards.
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  • Wire-bound journal.
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  • Postcards.
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  • Mini-journals:
    • What I Did
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    • What I Dreamt
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    • What I Felt
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    • What I Thought
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  • Note card book.
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The Annotated Wizard of Oz, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn. A thoroughly annotated edition of Baum's original story, with an extensive introduction, bibliography, W. W. Denslow appendix, and introduction by Martin Gardner. Highly recommended!

  • Hardback centennial edition
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    • 'Alles über Den Zauberer von Oz, German-language edition
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  • Paperback edition.
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  • The first edition, from the 1970s.
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The Baum Bugle'. The journal of the International Wizard of Oz Club, published continuously for over forty years now. Many articles about Baum and his works, the other Oz writers, illustrators, the dramatic presentations, toys, games, collectibles, and the Oz stories themselves. Also includes Club news, convention reports, reviews, and other Ozzy information.

  • Many back issues are available.
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Baum's Road to Oz: The Dakota Years, edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal. Anthology of essays on Baum's time in South Dakota and how it may have influenced his writing, as well as some of L. Frank Baum's stories of the area.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Bibliographia Oziana by Douglas G. Greene and Peter E. Hanff. The printing history and bibliographic descriptions of all forty "official" Oz books, and many others as well. Illustrated with many photos of the Oz books. An essential book for those collecting older editions of the Oz books.

  • Paperback edition.
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  • All available editions of 'Bibligraphia Oziana.
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The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz by Paul Bienvenue and Robert E. Schmidt. A detailed examination of the publishing history and points of all of the Oz books and the other books by L. Frank Baum. Lavishly illustrated in color, with an introduction by Robert A. Baum.

  • Hardback edition, in dust jacket
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Classic Fantasy Writers, edited by Harold Bloom. An anthology of short biographies and criticisms, including one of L. Frank Baum.

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Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and Arts & Crafts of Publishing in Chicago, 1900by Peter E. Hanff, and A Bookbinder's Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Michael O. Riley. These two volumes, sold as a set, look at the creation and manufacture of the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The first volume includes a leaf from the first edition.

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Encyclopedia of Collectible Children's Books by Diane Maclure Jones and Rosemary Jones. An encyclopedia on collecting significant children's books, including the Oz books.

  • Hardcover edition.
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The Family of the Wizard: The Baums of Syracuse by Susan Ferrara. A Baum family geneology, including L. Frank Baum's time in Chittenango and Syracuse, New York.

  • Hardcover edition.
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The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature: From Irving to Le Guin by Brian Attebery. A look at the bigger picture, but Baum and Oz receive their own chapter in this book.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story' by Evan I. Schwartz. An examination of the influences on L. Frank Baum that may have flavored The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Forty-Seven Days to Oz' by Barry Moser. Moser's account of how he created his illustrations for the Pennyroyal Press edition of The Wizard of Oz. Includes many reproductions of the pictures.

  • Paperback edition.
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The Great Oz Balloon Bust by Paul Creviere. A balloon disappears over Lake Michigan in 1875. Twenty-five years later, The Wonerful Wizard of Oz is published, featuring a character who came to Oz in a balloon. Did the first incident inspire the second?

  • Kindle edition
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The Historian's Wizard of Oz: Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic As a Political and Monetary Allegory, edited by Ranjit S. Dighe. An annotated edition of the book, plus four decades of socio-economic interpretations synthesized into one study.

  • Hardcover edition.
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The Index to Oz by Peter B. Clarke. An index to the people, creatures, places, and other things in the Oz books. Over sixty books are indexed in this volume.

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L. Frank Baum' by Jill C. Wheeler. A biography of Baum written especially for children, focusing on his early life before becoming a writer. Part of the Tribute to the Young at Heart series.

  • Hardcover edition.
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L. Frank Baum: Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Carol Greene. A biography of Baum, written especially for very young children.

  • Hardback edition.
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L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers. A biography of the Royal Historian of Oz. This one is aimed at older readers, including adults.

  • Harcover edition.
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L. Frank Baum: Royal Historian of Oz by Angelica Shirley Carpenter and Jean Shirley. A biography of Baum, written especially for older children. Contains much good information.

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L. Frank Baum's World of Oz: A Classic Series at 100, edited by Suzanne Rahn. A collection of retrospective essays about Oz and Baum.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Margaret, Frank, and Andy: Three Writers' Stories by Cynthia Rylant. Three short biographies in one volume — Margaret Wise Brown, E. B. White, and, of course, L. Frank Baum.

  • Small hardcover edition, in dust jacket.
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100 Years of Oz by Willard Carroll and John Fricke. A photographic examination of the first century of Oz.

  • Hardback edition.
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The Origin of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Michele Rubatino. This volume examines the origins of Oz, possibly in the original King James version of the Bible.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, edited by Jack Zipes. This is the definitive reference guide for those interested in children's literature. And yes, it includes an entry on L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz.

  • Four-volume hardcover set.
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Oz: The Hundredth Anniverary Celebration, edited by Peter Glassman. Famous writers and other Oz fans write about their love for Oz, in celebration of the centennial of the 1900 publication of The Wizard of Oz.

  • Hardcover editions.
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Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum by Michael O. Riley. An examination of the world L. Frank Baum created, how it developed over the course of two decades and many novels, and the influences on how it all came about.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Oz in Canada by C. J. Hinke. A companion volume to Bibliographia Oziana that examines the Canadian editions of the Oz and Baum books, some of which are extremely rare.

  • Paperback edition.
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Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books by Richard Tuerk. This book examines the Oz series as originally written by L. Frank Baum, and Baum's possible literary influences.

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The Oz Scrapbook by David L. Greene and Dick Martin. An overview of the entire Oz phenomenon, with chapters devoted to Baum, the later authors, the illustrators, dramatic presentations, and Oz merchandise. Richly illustrated.

  • Hardcover edition.
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The Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum by Rebecca Loncraine. A new, full-length literary biography of L. Frank Baum.

  • Hardback edition, in dust jacket
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The Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum by Kathleen Krull. A new biography of L. Frank Baum for younger readers.

  • Standard hardcover edition.
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To Please a Child by Frank J. Baum and Russell P. MacFall. Although now superceded, this was the first published biography of L. Frank Baum, co-written by his eldest son. An important book for any Oz collection.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton by Richard Horan. The author goes in search of the trees that inspired famous writers. A visit to upstate New York takes him to the site of Rose Lawn, L. Frank Baum's boyhood home, and the trees in the neighborhood.

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Unexplored Territory in Oz by Robert R. Pattrick. Four essays about Oz by one of the earliest Ozian researchers.

  • Pattrick's original work.
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  • With additional insights, annotations, and commentary by Patrick Maund.
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The Universe of Oz: Essays on Baum's Series and Its Progeny, edited by Kevin K. Durand and Mary K. Leigh. A collection of seventeen essays about Oz, as book, play, and film.

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W. W. Denslow' by Douglas G. Greene and Michael Patrick Hearn. A biography of the illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Includes many examples of Denslow's work.

  • Hardcover edition.
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When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition by Jack Zipes. A historical perspective on fairy tales, where they came from, how they've changed, and why we have them in the first place. L. Frank Baum's works are examined in this book.

  • Hardcover editions.
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Who Wrote That? L. Frank Baum by Dennis Abrams. A biography of Baum for young adults.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Who's Who in Oz by Jack Snow, illustrated by John R. Neill, Frank Kramer, and Dirk. A directory of Oz characters from thirty-nine Oz books, plus information on the authors and illustrators, and book summaries. One of the first books about the Oz books.

  • Paperback edition
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  • An illustrated, hardcover edition, in dust jacket
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  • (Addenda to 'Who's Who in Oz, by other authors, are available from <a href="dunkiton.html" target="_blank">Dunkiton Press</a>. One corrects and updates Snow's edition, while the second one adds in Baum's non-Oz books.)
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The Wizard of Oz'. The catalog for an exhibit of Oz-themed artwork. Includes critical essays by Jens Hoffmann and Baum biographer Rebecca Loncraine.

  • Hardback book.
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The Wizard of Oz: Shaping an Imaginary World' by Suzanne Rahn. A critical examination of the novel, the series, and Baum's life. Part of the Twayne's Masterwork Studies series.

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The Wizard of Oz: The Critical Heritage Series, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn. The complete text of the novel, plus dozens of essays about it, ranging from some of the earliest contemporary reviews and Baum's own writings about his most famous work, to current political, psychological, and literary analyses.

  • Hardcover edition.
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The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was' by Martin Gardner and Russell B. Nye. One of the earliest examinations of Baum's career. Includes an appreciation of Baum's work, an examination of his life and work, and an annotated version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

  • Paperback edition.
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  • All available editions of 'The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was.
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The Wizard of Oz Catalog by Fraser A. Sherman. An examination of the novel, its sequels, the plays, movies, radio and television shows, comic books, commercials, and more.

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The Wizard of Oz Collector's Treasury by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. A thorough catalog, fully illustrated in color, of Wizard of Oz collectibles from the books, the movies, the plays, the radio and television shows, and many other sources.

  • Hardcover edition.
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Wonderful Wizard, Marvelous Land by Raylyn Moore. A critical examination of Baum's writings and the magic world he created.

  • Various editions.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum. Centennial edition authorized by the Baum Trust. Illustrated by William Stout, with essays by John Updike, Daniel P. Mannix, Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, Nicholas von Hoffman, and Angelica Shirley Carpenter and Jean Shirley.

  • Paperback edition.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in American Popular Culture: Uneasy in Eden by Neil Earle. A critical examination of Baum's writings and how they have affected American popular culture.

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The World of Oz by Allen Eyles. A good introduction to Oz, richly illustrated. Focuses primarily on the characters and movies,

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