History Creator / LFrankBaum

13th Apr '17 4:55:33 PM Exxolon
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13th Apr '17 4:55:11 PM Exxolon
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13th Apr '17 4:54:46 PM Exxolon
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->''"When I was young I longed to write a great novel that should win me fame. Now that I am getting old my first book is written to amuse children. For aside from my evident inability to do anything "great," I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward."''
10th Feb '17 4:00:00 PM Xtifr
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'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.

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'''Lyman Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' Baum (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' a ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''--a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.
15th Jan '17 1:21:39 PM NOYB
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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there).[[note]]The other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales.[[/note]] But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there).[[note]]The other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales.[[/note]] But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), heads, then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.
17th Aug '16 3:34:54 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/TheMasterKey''
14th Jul '16 12:47:03 PM Malady
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* Literature/LandOfOz series, including

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* Literature/LandOfOz series, includingseries as a whole, with specific books with trope pages being:



** ''Literature/QueenZixiOfIx''

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''Literature/QueenZixiOfIx''
6th Jul '16 11:10:38 AM WillKeaton
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* CloudCuckooLand: A lot of his fictional countries, but especially Mo in ''The Magical Monarch of Mo''. For point of reference, this is a place where the treatment for sore throat is to remove a person's neck, turn it inside out, put it out to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curing_(food_preservation) cure]]'', turn it right-side-in again, and put the person's neck back. You can also get out of a deep pit by pushing the side so hard it flips the pit upside-down so you're at the top, not the bottom.

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* CloudCuckooLand: A lot of his fictional countries, but especially Mo in ''The Magical Monarch of Mo''. For point of reference, this is a place where the treatment for sore throat is to remove a person's neck, turn it inside out, put it out to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curing_(food_preservation) cure]]'', cure,]]'' turn it right-side-in again, and put the person's neck back. You can also get out of a deep pit by pushing the side so hard it flips the pit upside-down so you're at the top, not the bottom.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there)[[note]] the other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales[[/note]]. But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there)[[note]] the there).[[note]]The other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales[[/note]]. fairytales.[[/note]] But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.
18th Jun '16 2:32:38 AM Sheora
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** ''Literature/OzmaOfOz''
5th Mar '16 1:05:16 PM morenohijazo
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* WeirdWeather: ''The Magical Monarch of Mo'' is about a {{Cloudcuckooland}} where it rains lemonade and snows popcorn, "and the lightning in the sky resembles the most beautiful fireworks; and the thunder is usually a chorus from the opera of ''[[Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} Tannhauser]]''." The land, rain, and snow all return in ''The Scarecrow of Oz''.
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