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Years active  1968-present
Name  Roger Baum

Role  Author
Ex-spouse  Charlene Baum
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Full Name  Roger Stanton Baum
Occupation  Author, banker, stockbroker, school teacher
Notable work  Dorothy of Oz, Lion Of Oz and the Badge of Courage
Relatives  Frank Joslyn Baum (grandfather) L. Frank Baum (great-grandfather) Maud Gage Baum (great-grandmother) Harry Neal Baum (granduncle) Matilda Joslyn Gage (great-great-grandmother)
Movies  Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Books  Dorothy of Oz, Lion of Oz and the Badge of, The Oz Odyssey, Toto in Candy Land of Oz, The Green Star of Oz
Similar People  L Frank Baum, Will Finn, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Edward Einhorn, Sherwood Smith

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Roger Stanton Baum (born 1938) is a former banker and stockbroker, and currently (as of 2005) a children's author, residing in Las Vegas. Baum publishes under the name Roger S. Baum. Baum is a former resident of Los Angeles. He also tours the country, reading from and signing his children's books. Baum is a great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, the original creator of the "Oz" series, and grandson of Frank Joslyn Baum, who published The Laughing Dragon of Oz in 1935. Many of Roger S. Baum's children's books are set in the same world.

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Baum had written short stories and another children's book, entitled Long Ears and Tailspin, before being approached by the International Wizard of Oz Club in 1987 to write original "Oz" stories. The success of his "Oz" books allowed him to leave his banking job in 1990, and become a full-time children's author. Sometimes Baum's earlier material is reworked in his later books; Long Ears and Tailspin's "Candy Land" reappears in his 2000 Toto book, for example. His work does not follow the history in the canon Famous Forty Oz books, even disregarding information given in his great-grandfather's fourteen.

Baum's book Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage was made into the movie, Lion of Oz (2000), and a film adaptation of his book Dorothy of Oz was produced by Summertime Entertainment. It was titled Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, and was released in 2014.

References

Roger S. Baum Wikipedia