22 Dr. Seuss Books That You Should Read At Least Once
Theodor Ted Geisel, whose whimsical, humorous books written under the pen name of Dr. Seuss confounded the literary establishment but entertained generations of children and parents, died Tuesday night at the age of Soledad with his wife, Audrey, at his side. Geisel had undergone massive radiation and chemotherapy for cancer of the palate over the past nine years but still lost part of his jaw to cancer and, in recent weeks as his health slipped because of several maladies, he was given more to scrawling notes on paper than speaking. A memorial service will be held, she said, but has not been scheduled. His 47 books were translated into 20 languages and have sold more than million copies. The feat brought Geisel his greatest professional pleasure.
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Geisel—known as Dr. Seuss to his legions of sticky-fingered young fans—was a favorite picturebook author when a former army buddy turned publishing executive approached him with a daunting challenge. The public enthusiastically embraced The Cat in the Hat as a winsome riposte to Dick-and-Jane-style monotony. Eastman and the Berenstains soon lending their talents as key contributors. If her temporary protected status visa expires she will be forced to leave the U.
Seuss long ago passed from the scene but old manuscripts by the beloved children's author keep turning up. Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with Dr. The publisher plans at least two more books based on materials found in by his widow, Audrey Geisel, and his secretary in the author's home in the ritzy seaside neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego. According to Random House, when Audrey Geisel was remodeling her home after his death, she found a box filled with pages of text and sketches and set it aside with some of her husband's other materials. It was rediscovered 22 years later, in the fall of , by Audrey Geisel and Claudia Prescott — Ted Geisel's longtime secretary and friend — when they were cleaning out his office space. Susan Brandt, president of licensing and marketing of Dr.