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Dr. Seuss helped millions of kids learn how to read. He entertained children and adults alike. His books were famous for their silly rhymes and whimsical characters. Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated nearly 50 books during his lifetime.
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Dr. Seuss was born, as Thedore Geisel, in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925 and continued his education at Oxford University.
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During World War II, Geisel joined the Army and was sent to Hollywood where he wrote documentaries for the military. During this time, he also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing-Boing. This cartoon won him an Oscar.
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In the spring of 1954, a report was published discussing illiteracy among schoolchildren. The report suggested that boring books were causing children to have trouble reading. This news prompted Geisel's publisher to send Geisel a list of 400 words important for children to learn. The publisher asked Geisel to shorten the list to 250 words and use them to write an entertaining children's book. Using 220 of the words given to him, Geisel published The Cat in the Hat. The book was an instant success.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Theodor Geisel is considered the 20th century's most famous author for children.
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Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, but Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of to explore the joys of reading.
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Publication information: Book title: Read and Think English. Contributors: Los Editores De La Revista Think English - OrganizationName. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2008. Page number: 97.
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