Geisel, Theodor Seuss


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Geisel, Theodor Seuss:

see Seuss, DrSeuss, Dr.,
pseud. of Theodor Seuss Geisel,
1904–91, American author and illustrator of children's books, b. Springfield, Mass, grad. Dartmouth College, studied Lincoln College, Oxford.
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Geisel, Theodor Seuss (Dr. Seuss, Theo. LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, pen names)

(1904–91) author, illustrator; born in Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Dartmouth College (1925), attended Lincoln College, Oxford, England (1926), became a cartoonist for American periodicals, was a writer and animator in Hollywood, and settled in La Jolla, Calif. A winner of many awards, he is famous for his zany, inventive books for children, such as the popular Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), The Cat in the Hat (1957), and other books for adults, such as You're Only Old Once! (1986), and Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990).
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