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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

L. Frank Baum was an American journalist, playwright, and author. In 1900, he published his most famous work, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a story about a girl named Dorothy who is carried by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. Baum’s fame rests largely on his 14 stories of Oz, all of which emphasize the virtues of practicality, self-reliance, tolerance, and egalitarianism. In 1938, the story was made into an extraordinarily popular motion picture. Who played the role of Dorothy? More… Discuss

quotation: “The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.” L. Frank Baum

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.

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QUOTATION: L. Frank Baum about brains and happiness and thinking about…

Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

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Today’s Quotation: L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

I believe, my dears, that I am the proudest story-teller that ever lived…To have pleased you, to have interested you, to have won your friendship, and perhaps your love, through my stories, is to my mind as great an achievement as to become President of the United States.

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Today’s Quotation: L. Frank Baum On Grimm Brothers, and Andersen

 L. Frank Baum

The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

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My take on this: While you’re going to see a ton of a child in an adult, you’ll not see a trace of an adult in a child. And this is how it should all stay.

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children’s books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four “lost” novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts,[1] and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers (The Master Key), robots (Ozma of Oz) wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Work).
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Frank_Baum)