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Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
 

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing ove... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781524742782
Barcode 9781524742782
Published 7 May 2019 by Dutton Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Jones, Brian Jay
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ISBN-13 9781524742782
ISBN-10 1524742783
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dutton Books
Imprint Dutton Books
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Brian Jay
Category Individual Artists
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 41mm
Weight 717g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, American - 20th century, Illustrators - United States, Seuss
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 980577

Description of this Book

The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Coming right off the heels of multiple books-of-the-month- and year-winner GEORGE LUCAS and the bestselling JIM HENSON, Brian is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of the most anticipated books of Spring 2019 --Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Brian Jay Jones is the critically-acclaimed, bestselling biographer of three books on some of the world's most iconic creative figures, including Jim Henson: The Biography and George Lucas: A Life. For nearly three decades, he has served as a speechwriter for elected officials at all levels of government, including ten years in the United States Senate. Brian currently lives in Virginia with his wife and a very excitable dog.

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