• A truly great question! My information says there are 15 Oz books,and The Wizard of Oz is the one the movies are based on. Ther is one not a part of the series called The wonderful Wizard of Oz that is pictures only.
  • He wrote 14 books, and the one the wizard of oz movie is based on is the first one, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. This book was written in 1899, and since then there have been many black and white silent films, and a cartoon TV series. Find out and see pictures of the original books here:
  • The MGM musical is rather loosely , imo, based on the original novel. Baum wrote 14 novels about Oz and six short stories. He also wrote several Oz "related" novels, such as Queen Zixi of Ix.

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