Dr. Seuss

American children's author and cartoonist (1904–1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced /ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist. He was better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. After World War I he was a sophomore in high school. He wasn't interested in sports but still went to school and did daily activities. He pronounced his name English pronunciation: /ˈsɔɪs/, but it is often said as English pronunciation: /ˈsuːs/.[1][2]

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss in 1957
Dr. Seuss in 1957
BornTheodor Seuss Geisel
(1904-03-02)March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedSeptember 24, 1991(1991-09-24) (aged 87)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Pen nameDr. Seuss, Theo. LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss
OccupationWriter, cartoonist, animator
GenreChildren's literature
Notable worksThe Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
SpouseHelen Palmer Geisel (1927–1967)
Audrey Stone Dimond (1968–1991)

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In his long life Geisel wrote more than 60 books. He started to write his stories because when he opened his window he heard the animals from the nearby zoo. Geisel wrote most of his books using the name Dr. Seuss. However, he also wrote 13 books using the name Theo. LeSieg. He also wrote one book using the name Rosetta Stonethe same name as the Rosetta Stone. Many people know and like Theodor Seuss Geisel's work as a children's author. His books are known for catchy phrases. His books have sold over 222 million copies and been translated into more than 15 languages.[3] After his death in 1991, several books have been published based on his sketches and notes; these include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! and Daisy-Head Mayzie. Though they were all published under the name Dr. Seuss, only My Many Colored Days, originally written in 1973, was entirely by Geisel. Before his death, he sold 200 million copies of his books. One museum in Springfield, Massachusetts is completely about Geisel and his books.

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Dr. Seuss died of cancer in La Jolla, California age 87.

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  1. A Seuss Shocker
  2. Julie, Von Bergen (August 2017). [EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=b6h&AN=15322726&site=brc-live. "Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss"]. Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss: 1 – via Biography reference center. {{cite journal}}: Check |url= value (help)
  3. "Seussville: Biography". Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. Retrieved 2008-08-11.

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  • Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works, Volume 1 (Checker Book Publishing, 2005; ISBN 1-933160-01-2), Early Works Volume 1 is the first of a series collecting various political cartoons, advertisements, and various images drawn by Geisel long before he had written any of his world-famous books.
  • Dr. Seuss From Then to Now (New York: Random House, 1987; ISBN 0-394-89268-2) is a biographical retrospective published for the exhibit of the same title at the San Diego Museum of Art
  • Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel,a biography by close friends Judith and Neil Morgan (1995, Random House)
  • The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss by Audrey Geisel (New York: Random House, 1995; ISBN 0-679-43448-8) contains many full-color reproductions of Geisel's private, previously unpublished artwork.
  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a selection with commentary by Richard Minnear (New Press, 2001; ISBN 1-56584-704-0).
  • Oh, the Places He Went, a story about Dr. Seuss by Maryann Weidt (Carolrhoda Books, 1995; ISBN 0-87614-627-2)
  • The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Charles Cohen (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2004; ISBN 0-375-82248-8).
  • Dr. Seuss: American Icon by Philip Nel (Continuum Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0-8264-1434-6)
  • The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats by Philip Nel (Random House, 2007; ISBN 978-0-375-83369-4)
  • The Tough Coughs as he Ploughs the Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons by Dr. Seuss, edited and with an introduction by Richard Marschall (also includes autobiographical material); ISBN 0-688-06548-1
  • The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull. It tells about the childhood of Dr. Seuss and shows the sources of many of his inspirations.

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