7 Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Wizard of Oz Books

The new movie Oz the Great and Powerful opens today in theaters nationwide. The backstory of the wizard is loosely based on the L. Frank Baum book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum went on to write 14 more books about Oz, because the public kept demanding more. An interesting fact I didn't know -one of his granddaughters was named after an Oz character!  

Baum had a granddaughter named "Ozma," and his 11th Oz book, The Lost Princess of Oz (published 1917), was dedicated to her shortly after her birth. The story begins with the disappearance of Princess Ozma, the ruler of Oz.   

Read more interesting facts about Baumm's Oz books and see artwork from all of them at Tres Sugar. Link  -via Holy Kaw!

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I was able to read the OZ books in the original typeface. My mother had a few from her childhood and my brother insisted that she buy more when he blew through them during his grade school years.
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