About the Author : Dr.Seuss (1904 - 1991)

  • Dr.Seuss
  • Theo LeSeig (Reverse "Geisel")
  • Dr.Theophrastus Seuss
  • Rosetta Stone

       He could have written under any pen name, but the very magic of his writing is the same, captivating the young (and old) readers, still today. Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr.Seuss, could be the first name for many, that flashes, at the mention of children's literature.

       Dr.Seuss started his career as a cartoonist, after leaving Oxford without pursuing his degree. While his cartoon for a bug spray gained popularity, he started working in the field of advertising.

         In 1936, he wrote the manuscript of "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street". But, success did not take on him immediately. This book was rejected 27 times (this count varies), by various publishers (because of its unique fantasy nature). Finally, in 1937, the book was published by Vanguard Press.

         One-of-a-kind imaginary characters, rhyming narration along with anapestic tetrameter (a kind of poetic meter) are some main features that makes Dr.Seuss books unique. In total, he had written about 50 books. 
          Till recently, "Daisy-head Mayzie" was considered as his last book, published posthumously, after finding a written manuscript in his house. But another manuscript "What Pet Should I Get?" is recently found and waiting to be published around July 2015.


          Whoever the character maybe, (Horton, Cat in the Hat, Thing one, Thing Two, Lorax, Once-ler , The Grinch and a pretty big list) in Dr.Seuss books, they are famous for their characterization and the way they are illustrated. Dr.Seuss has the innate power of creating these enjoyable characters.

  • Caldecott Honors
                  1. McElligot's Pool  (1948)
                  2. Bartholomew and The Oobleck (1950)

                  3. If I Ran The Zoo (1951)
  •  Peabody Award (1971)
  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1980)
  •  Regina Medal (1982)
  •  Pulitzer Prize for Special Citations and Awards (1984)

         Also, Dr.Seuss had received Honorary Doctorates and  PrimeTime Emmy Award for  Outstanding  Children's Television Programming (1978 & 1982).

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