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Becoming Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones

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Becoming Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 693-792)
resource.biographical
individual biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Becoming Dr. Seuss
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1096216002
Responsibility statement
Brian Jay Jones
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Sub title
Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
Summary
"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
resource.variantTitle
Becoming Doctor SeussTheodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
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