Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)

Seuss, Dr.

Dr. Seuss, pseud. of Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904–91, American author and illustrator of children's books, b. Springfield, Mass. His books are known for their blend of whimsy, zany humor, catchy verse, and outlandish illustrations. His style is evidenced in such books as Horton Hears a Who (1954), The Cat in the Hat (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), and Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990). In 1986 he published You're Only Old Once, about growing old. Although some early critics objected to his carefree style and sometimes violent illustrations, his books are immensely popular. A museum devoted to his books is in Springfield, Mass.

See biographies by J. and N. Morgan (1995) and D. E. Pease (2010).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel): Selected full-text books and articles

Theodor Seuss Geisel By Donald E. Lease Oxford University Press, 2010
The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems By Donald Hall Oxford University Press, 1999
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Mindscapes: The Geographies of Imagined Worlds By George E. Slusser; Eric S. Rabkin Southern Illinois University Press, 1989
Popular Culture: An Introductory Text By Jack Nachbar; Kevin Lause Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1992
Dr. Seuss's Progressive Politics By Dreier, Peter Tikkun, Vol. 26, No. 4, Fall 2011
"Said a Bird in the Midst of a Blitz.": How World War II Created Dr. Seuss By Nel, Philip Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2001
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