Man Who Was Dr. Seuss: The Life and Work of Theodore Geisel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930751128
  • Publisher: New Century Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 964,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Key Dates in the life of Theodor Geisel 13
Prologue ... one of his earliest memories was playing with lion cubs ... 23
1 1904-1927 "... when he walked into a room it was like a magician's act. Birds flew out of his hands, and endless bright scarves and fireworks ..." 25
2 1927-1939 The drone of the Kungsholm's engine became the driving force of Dr. Seuss's career 50
3 1939-1948 "I meant what I said and I said what I meant ... An elephant's faithful--one hundred percent!" 80
4 1948-1956 ... he began to chart vast regions of his own, the terra incognito of his Seussian world ... 100
5 1956-1960 "... easily the best Christmas-cad since Scrooge ..." 119
6 1960-1971 "And I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind." 142
7 1971-1991 "Oh, the places you'll go ..." 163
Epilogue "... to a unique and hallowed place in the nurseries of the world ..." 177
Bibliography 179
Notes 185
Index 197
About the Author 211
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