American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Geisel, Theodor Seuss Pen name Dr. Seuss (so͞os) 1904-1991. American writer and illustrator of children's books. His works, known for their humorous verse and playful illustrations, include The Cat in the Hat (1957) and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).
- n. United States writer of children's books (1904-1991)
“Paul recalls some of his early influences, like Edward Lear, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.A. Milne, [a] nd Dr. Seuss, of course, the great Ted Geisel.”
“Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers:”
“Over forty years ago, Theodore S. Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, began work on a book.”
“ Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat.”
“According to William Spaulding, a text editor with Houghton Mifflin, he challenged Geisel with a list of 348 words that were important to first graders.”
“This half hour cartoon is from the creation of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) and was narrated by Boris Karloff.”
“Geisel shortened the list to 250 words and in nine months, wrote The Cat in the Hat, using only 236 of the words on the list.”
“Geisel studied at Dartmouth College and did doctoral work at the University of Oxford.”
“What is often forgotten about Geisel is that during World War Two, he was a political cartoonist and illustrator who made war posters and was a favorite of Franklin D. Roosevelt for his anti-Republican jabs and strikes at isolationists, such as Charles Lindbergh.”
“Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was a writer and illustrator.”
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