The following are books and papers that address the Oz stories and their author, L. Frank Baum.
- American Book Collector. Special Edition devoted to Baum and the Oz stories, December 1962.
- Attebery, Brian. "Oz" in The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1980.
- Baum, Frank Joslyn and Russell P. MacFall. To Please a Child: A Biography of L. Frank Baum, Royal
Historian of Oz. Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1961.
- Bauska, Barry. "The Land of Oz and the American Dream." Markham Review (Winter 1976) vol. 5, 21-24.
- Beckwith, Osmond. "The Oddness of Oz." Kulchur (Fall 1961).
- Bewley, Marius. Masks and Mirrors. New York: Atheneum, 1970.
- Callary, Edward, ed. From Oz to the Onion Patch. Dekalb, IL: North Central Name Society, 1986.
- Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley. L. Frank Baum: Royal Historian of Oz. Minneapolis:
Lerner Publications Company, 1992.
- Carpenter, Humprhrey. Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Culver, Stuart. "What Manikins Want: 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and 'The Art of Decorating Dry Goods Windows'." Representations (Winter 1988) no. 21, 97-116.
- Earle, Neil. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in American Popular Culture: Uneasy in Eden. Lewiston, ID: E. Mellen Press, 1993.
- Erisman, Fred. "L. Frank Baum and the Progressive Dilemma." American Quarterly vol. 20.3
- Eyles, Allen. The World of Oz. Tucson, Az.: HP Books, 1985.
- Ford, Alla T., and Dick Martin. The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum. Chicago: The Wizard
- Franson, J. Karl. "From Vanity Fair to Emerald City: Baum's debt to Bunyan." Children's Literature Annual (1995) vol. 23, 91-114.
- Fricke, John, Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History. New York: Warner Books, 1989.
- Fricke, John. 100 Years of Oz: A Century of Classic Images from the Wizard of Oz Collection of Willard Carroll. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999.
- Gardner, Martin, and Russel B. Nye. The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was.
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1957.
- Greene, Carol. L. Frank Baum, Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. publisher unknown, 1995.
- Green, David L. "The Concept of Oz." Children's Literature (1974) vol. 3, 173-176.
- Green, David L. and Dick Martin. The Oz Scrapbook. New York: Random House, 1977.
- Greene, Douglas G. and Hearn, Michael Patrick. W. W. Denslow. Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, 1976.
- Hanff, Peter E. with Douglas G. Greene. Bibliographia Oziana : A Concise Bibliographical Checklist of the Oz Books by L.Frank
Baum and His Successors. Kinderhook, IL: International Wizard of Oz Club, 1988.
- Hearn, Michael Patrick. The Annotated Wizard of Oz. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1973.
- Hearn, Michael Patrick, ed. The Critical Heritage Series: The Wizard of Oz. New York: Schocken
- Hudlin, Edward W. "The mythology of Oz: an interpretation". Papers on Language & Literature (Fall 1989) vol. 25, no. 4, 443(20).
- Jones, Steven Swann. The Fairy Tale: the Magic Mirror of Imagination. New York: Twayne
- Karp, Andrew. "Utopian Tension in L. Frank Baum's Oz." Utopian Studies (Spring 1998) 103(1).
- Kolbenschlag, Madonna. Lost in the Land of Oz. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
- Koupal, Nancy Tystad. Our Landlady. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
- Lane, Selma G. Down the Rabbit Hole. New York: Atheneum, 1971.
- Leach, William. Land of Desire, Merchants, Power and the Rise of the New American Culture. New York: Pantheon Books, 1993.
- McMaster, Juliet. "The trinity archetype in 'The Jungle Books' and 'The Wizard of Oz' ". Children's Literature Annual (1992) vol. 20, 90(21).
- Meyer, Susan E. A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators. New York: Abradale Press, 1983.
- Moore, Raylyn. Wonderful Wizard, Marvelous Land. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University
Popular Press, 1974.
- Nathanson, Paul. Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991.
- Rahn, Suzanne. The Wizard of Oz: Shaping an Imaginary World. New York: Twayne's Masterwork Studies,
no.167, Twayne Publishers, 1998.
- Riley, Michael O. Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1997.
- St. John, Tom. "Lyman Frank Baum: Looking Back to the Promised Land." Western Humanities Review (Winter 1982) 349-60.
- Sackett, S.J. "The Utopia of Oz." The Georgia Review (Fall 1960) vol. 14, 275-91.
- Sale, Roger. "L. Frank Baum, and Oz" Hudson Review (Winter 1972).
- Sale, Roger. Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.
- Starr, Nathan Comfort. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Study in Archetypal Mythic Symbiosis." Unicorn (Summer 1973) 13-17.
- Thurber, James. "The Wizard of Chittenango." The New Republic (12 Dec 1934).
- Wagenknecht, Edward. Utopia Americana. Seattle: University of Washington Bookstore, 1929.
- Wagenknecht, Edward. As Far As Yesterday. Norman, OK: U. of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
- Zipes, Jack. Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion. London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., 1982.
- Zipes, Jack. Fairy Tale as Myth, Myth as Fairy Tale. Lexington: U of Kentucky Press, 1994.
The following are books and papers that discuss the interpretation of the Oz stories as a socio-political allegory.
- Geer, John G. and Thomas R. Rochon. "William Jennings Bryan on the yellow brick road. ('The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' as a literary allegory of the the experiences of the 1896 Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan)". Journal of American Culture (Winter 1993) vol. 16, no. 4, 59(5).
- Ritter, Gretchen. "Silver slippers and a golden cap: L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and historical memory in American politics." Journal of American Studies (August 1997) vol. 31, no. 2, 171(32)
- Rockoff, Hugh. "The 'Wizard of Oz' as a Monetary Allegory." Journal of Political Economy (1990) vol. 98, no. 4, 739-760.
- Ziaukas, Tim. "Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' as Gilded Age public relations." Public Relations Quarterly (Fall 1998) vol. 43:3, 7(5).
The following are books that address the Oz movies, principally the 1939 MGM classic.
- Cox, Steve. The Munchkins Remember The Wizard of Oz and Beyond: at last the actors who played citizens of Munchkin Land in the MGM classic tell their story. New York : E.P. Dutton, 1989.
- Cox, Stephen. The Munchkins of Oz. Nashville: Cumberland House, 1996.
- Ebson, Buddy, edited by Steve Cox. The Other Side of Oz. Newport Beach, Ca.: Donovan Publishing, 1993.
- Harmetz, Aljean. The Making of The Wizard of Oz. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.
- Hearn, Michael Patrick, editor. The Wizard of Oz: the Screenplay, by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allen Woolf. New York: Delta (Bantam Doubleday Dell), 1989.
- Lahr, John. Notes on a Cowardly Lion. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.
- Langley, Noel and Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf. The Wizard of Oz: The Screenplay. Bantam Doubleday Dell, ISBN 0-385-29760-2.
- McClelland, Doug. Down the Yellow Brick Road: The Making of The Wizard of Oz. New York: Pyramid Press, 1977.
- Meyerson, Harold and Ernie Harburg. Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
- Rushdie, Salman. The Wizard of Oz. London: British Film Institute, 1992.
- Thomas, Rhys. The Ruby Slippers of Oz. Los Angeles: Tale Weaver Publishing, 1989.
The following are books that address other interesting Oz topics.
- Goodspeed, Elizabeth Fuller. The Wizard of Oz; a play in three acts. Series title: The Junior league plays. New York: S. French, 1928.
- Chapman, Elizabeth Fuller. The Wizard of Oz : a play in three acts. Series title: The Junior league plays. New York: S. French, 1956.
- Thane, Adele. The Wizard of Oz : a play in three acts. Anchorage, Ky: Children's Theatre Press, 1957.
- Key, Sarah et al. The Wizard of Oz Cookbook: Breakfast in Kansas, Dessert in Oz. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.
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