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Author Jones, Brian Jay, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  813 Seuss JON    DUE 12-26-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 SEUSS JON    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 SEUSS JON    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 483 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-474) and index.
Contents 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 straitjacket 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.
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.
Subject Seuss, Dr.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies.
Added Title Becoming Doctor Seuss
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