Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination

Published 2019
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"The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books -- remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well"-- Provided by publisher.

482 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Minnows into whales 1904-1921
The slob generation 1921-1925
Strange beasts 1925-1926
The flit 1927-1936
Brat books 1936-1940
Cockeyed crusader 1940-1943
Snafu 1943-1946
A good profession 1946-1949
A person's a person 1950-1954
A literary strait jacket 1954-1957
Beginner books 1958-1960
The work 1961-1963
Stink. Stank. Stunk. 1963-1967
I intend to go on doing just what I do 1967-1971
You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut 1971-1978
A few years longer 1979-1984
Off and away 1984-1991.
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