Theodor Seuss Geisel

Theodor Seuss Geisel

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the author popularly known as Dr. Seuss traces his Massachusetts upbringing and his myriad early jobs, and describes the events that launched and marked the career for which he is best known.

Baker
& Taylor

A revealing portrait of the beloved author popularly known as Dr. Seuss traces his Massachusetts upbringing and his myriad early jobs including cartoonist, ad agency artist and documentary-film writer, in an account that describes the events that launched and marked the career for which he is best known.

Oxford University Press
Dr. Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed the way children read but imagined the world.And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, Green Eggs and Ham,The Cat and the Hat, these and other classics have sold hundreds of millions of copies and entertained children and adults for decades.

After graduating from Dartmouth, Theodor Geisel used his talents as an ad-man, political provocateur, and social satirist, gradually but irrevocably turning to children's books.Theodor SEUSS Geisel tells the unlikely story of this remarkable transformation. In this compact and engrossing biography, Donald Pease reveals the evolution of Dr. Seuss's creative persona while offering an honest appraisal of his life. The book also features many of Dr. Seuss's lesser-known illustrations, including college drawings, insecticide ads, and wartime political cartoons-all of which offer a glimpse of his early artistic style and the visual origins of the more famous creatures that later populated his children's books.

As Pease traces the full arc of Dr. Seuss's prolific career, he combines close textual readings of many of Dr. Suess's works with a unique look at their genesis to shed new light on the enduring legacy of America's favorite children's book author.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780195323023
0195323025
Characteristics: xi, 178 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Oct 11, 2010

This book attempts to analyze everything Dr. Seuss ever did and this makes it awful.
It can't give any detail of his life without making an analysis of it, even the most mundane of actions.
This books is a lot like a PhD dissertation - I strongly suspect that is what is was.
I could not finish it.

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