Dr.Suess Bibliography

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Roach, Piper
February 22nd,2009
Dr.Suess Research Paper

Theodor Seuss Geisel better known as Dr.Seuss, was brought into this world 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ted lived a mostly happy childhood with his parents who were strict but also very loving. Ted was very well liked in his high school and he was in a variety of different sports and activities. He was also a very good student, which allowed him to continue his education at Dartmouth University, while studying there he became editor and chief of "Jack-O-Lantern", Dartmouth's humor magazine.

After college Ted went on to attend Oxford University where he hoped to become a professor. One day during class he was doodling on a piece of paper that caught the eye of a fellow student named Helen Palmer, Helen was quite impressed, and suggested that he should become an artist rather than a professor. Well,Ted first took her advice and eventually took her hand in marriage.

After Oxford, Ted began submitting his work to various magazines such as Vanity Fair, Life, Judge, and many others. For fifteen years, he would draw advertisements for such magazines.
Ted's first book was "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street", which was turned down by twenty-seven publishers before actually getting published. His grandparents lived on Mulberry Street; hence the title of his first book. He also took ideas for other books from his hometown and places he had been, and corked them a little to play illustrations in some of his many books. Some other famous books of his include "The Grinch Stole Christmas", "Every Who down in Whoville Liked Christmas a lot. . . But the Grinch who lived just north of Who-ville, Did NOT!", which was later made into and film in 2000, another one to make theaters was "Horton Hears a Who", also some other favorites were "The Cat and The Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham".

Ted's most controversial book was "The Butter Battle Book" which was based on the Cold War. In...
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