Wizard of Oz - Cadillac, Michigan

Historical Museum Cadillac, Michigan - www.wexfordcountyhistory.org

 

oz book coverThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz has long been a favorite story and a number of films have also told the tale.  What most people don't know is that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was only the first in a series of L. Frank Baum's Original "Oz" Series.  Titles included, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz... and more.

 While he was alive, Baum was styled as "the Royal Historian of Oz" to emphasize the concept that Oz is an actual place. The illusion created was that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma related their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph.  All of the books are in the public domain in the United States.

The originals are difficult to find but, there is a full set in the historical museum in Cadillac, Michigan.