The merry old land of Oz as seen in the classic film The Wizard of Oz is actually not particularly close to the original novels. Yes, that’s right, novels, plural. The Oz of the books is a little bit bigger, weirder, and freakier than the classic movie. The series has fourteen books written by L. Frank Baum, with more written by other writers after his death. The more books, the merrier the Oz!