Dr. Seuss


Born
in Springfield, MA, The United States
March 02, 1904

Died
September 24, 1991

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catch ...more

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4.30 avg rating — 517,677 ratings — published 1960 — 80 editions
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The Cat in the Hat

4.16 avg rating — 342,582 ratings — published 1957 — 112 editions
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Oh, The Places You'll Go!

4.35 avg rating — 280,802 ratings — published 1990 — 52 editions
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4.36 avg rating — 280,652 ratings — published 1957 — 88 editions
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The Lorax

4.35 avg rating — 240,785 ratings — published 1971 — 46 editions
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fis...

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Horton Hears a Who!

4.17 avg rating — 87,086 ratings — published 1954 — 10 editions
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The Sneetches and Other Sto...

4.31 avg rating — 58,859 ratings — published 1961 — 20 editions
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Fox in Socks

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
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“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
 
  4 votes, 26.7%

Oh, The Places You'll Go! Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
 
  3 votes, 20.0%

Green Eggs and Ham Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
 
  3 votes, 20.0%

Horton Hears a Who Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
 
  2 votes, 13.3%

How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

The Lorax The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 6.7%

And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
 
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If I ran the Zoo If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
 
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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
 
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Hop on Pop Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss
 
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The Sneetches The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
 
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Dr. Seuss's ABC Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
 
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