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L. Frank Baum

Data de nascimento: 15. Maio 1856
Data de falecimento: 6. Maio 1919

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Lyman Frank Baum, mais conhecido como L. Frank Baum , foi um escritor, editor, ator, roteirista, produtor de cinema e teosofista norte-americano. Foi criador de um dos mais populares livros escritos na literatura americana infantil, O Mágico de Oz. Em 1897, tornou-se membro da Sociedade Teosófica, incorporando frequentemente em seus livros temas e símbolos desta doutrina.

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„There is no place like home.“

— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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„It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings.“

— L. Frank Baum
Context: It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings. Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose.

„Familiarity with any great thing removes our awe of it.“

— L. Frank Baum
Context: Familiarity with any great thing removes our awe of it. The great general is only terrible to the enemy; the great poet is frequently scolded by his wife; the children of the great statesman clamber about his knees with perfect trust and impunity; the great actor who is called before the curtain by admiring audiences is often waylaid at the stage door by his creditors.

„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.“

— L. Frank Baum
Context: 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. Personal inscription on a copy of Mother Goose in Prose (1897) which he gave to his sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster, as quoted in The Making of the Wizard of Oz (1998) by Aljean Harmetz, p. 317

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