Dr. Seuss left Springfield as a teenager to attend Dartmouth collage. There he became editor of the Dartmouth humor magazine. He got fired from the magazine when he got caught drinking. He sent in papers anyway and signed them “Seuss.” which was his middle name. He went to Oxford University to please his father, but he got bored. There he met his first wife Helen Palmer, who was also a book editor.
When he came back to the United States he became a cartoonist. After World War II started his interest shifted to making animation films for the military. Soon after he was offered a job to illustrate children books, called Boners. The book was not a big success his pictures became popular. This gave him his first “big break.” His first book was “And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street.” He is most famous for his book “The Cat in the Hat.” On September 21 1991 he died. He had written and illustrated 44 children’s books. His books have been translated into 15 languages and are known world wide.
Eleven of his books have been turned into children’s television specials. A Broadway musical and a feature-length film have also come from his books. During his career he earned two Academy awards, two Emmy awards and many other acclaims.
Dr. Seuss was a very talented and creative man.