Becoming Dr. Seuss

Becoming Dr. Seuss

Theodor Geisel and the Making of An American Imagination

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"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"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]
ISBN: 9781524742782
1524742783
Branch Call Number: B Se81J 2019
Characteristics: 483 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Becoming Doctor Seuss

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🗾 Take a look at the racist cartoons Theodore Geisel drew back during WWII. Amazing blind spot there; he had a bunch of cartoons railing against Nazi racism and anti-African-American racism, and then turned around and drew the most stereotypical yellow-peril anti-Japanese pieces you can possibly imagine. All in the very recognizable Dr. Seuss style.

If you can find a copy of “Dr. Seuss Goes to War”, a collection of these cartoons, it’s well worth a look.

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Derringer
Sep 21, 2019

There are probably very few people out there who are not familiar with the name of "Dr. Seuss" (aka. Theodor Geisel) whose mega-popular, illustrated books for children have sold millions of copies, worldwide, and have been translated into 22 different languages.

Engagingly written by American biographer, Brian Jones - "Becoming Dr. Seuss" is a detailed account thoroughly covering the busy life and interesting career of pop culture icon, Theodor Geisel (1904-1991) that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.

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Get_A_Life_Girl
Sep 16, 2019

Hello, darlings! - There are probably very few people out there who are not familiar with the name of "Dr. Seuss" (aka. Theodor Geisel) whose mega-popular, illustrated books for children have sold millions of copies, worldwide, and have been translated into 22 different languages.

Engagingly written by American biographer, Brian Jones - "Becoming Dr. Seuss" is a detailed account thoroughly covering the busy life and interesting career of pop culture icon, Theodor Geisel (1904-1991) that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.

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