Lyman Frank Baum, is the creator of the Land of Oz and author of 55 novels, 82 short stories, and hundreds of other works. His books have inspired musicals, plays, and movies. Baum's works also have immense appeal among rare book collectors, particularly those connected with Oz. These works are commonly referred to as Oziana. But before Dorothy was ever a glimmer in the author's eye, Baum was writing about an unlikely subject: poultry.