A modernized fairy tale… that is what L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz is.
Dorothy and her strange companions—the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the cowardly Lion and her dog, Toto—each one is in search of something. They believe that the wizard of Oz can fulfill their wishes.
So off they go in search of him, criss-crossing strange lands. Do they get what each one wants?
Set amidst supernatural elements, the story has a hidden message and promises loads of fun and laughter.
Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856 in Chittenargo, New York. He began his writing career as a teenage, reporter for the ';New York World'. Within a couple of years. he became a publisher of a small town newspaper it Pennsylvania.
As a youngster. Baum acted in road companies and wrote several plays. Most of these plays were musical comedies and one of them was even produced in New York.
After a brief romance with the stage he returned to journalism. Finally he settled down in Chicago where he founded a trade journal which helped him to support his family consisting of his wife and four sons. He also continued to write fiction.
His famous book The Wizard of Oz was first published in the year 1900. It became so popular among its readers that Baum wrote as many as thirteen sequels to the original story. In addition. he wrote a number of books for girls under the pen-name of Edith Van Dyne. L. Frank Baum died in 1919.
This series carries an impressive list of well-known classics for children in the age group 7 to 14 years. The aim of the series is to inculcate in children the habit of reading. It offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English Literature crafted by great writers.