Synopses & Reviews
Horton, Thidwick, Yertle, the Lorax, the Grinch, Sneetches, and the Cat in the Hat are just a handful of the bizarre and beloved characters Theodor S. Geisel (19041991), alias Dr. Seuss, created in his forty-seven children's books, from 1937's And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street to 1990's Oh, the Places You'll Go! During his lifetime Dr. Seuss was honored with numerous degrees, three Academy Awards, and a Pulitzer, but the man himself remained a reclusive enigma. In this first and only biography of the good doctor, the authors, his close friends for almost thirty years, have drawn on their firsthand insights as well as his voluminous papers; the result is an illuminating, intimate portrait of a dreamer who saw the world "through the wrong end of a telescope," and invited us to enjoy the view.
"I worked with Dr. Seuss. Reading the Morgans' warm and thoughtful biography was like being with him again." Chuck Jones
"This engaging new biography...is neatly woven with little-known facts, obscure Seuss doggerel not intended for children and such tragic articles as [his first wife's] suicide note." Los Angeles Times
"[This book] answers all the questions for those of us in cartooning who admire his work. It is a real treasure." Charles M. Schulz
"Full of fascinating detail and personal insight about the good 'doctor.'" San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
California journalists Judith and Neil Morgan have written articles together for National Geographic and other magazines. Neil's eleven books include Westward Tilt and The California Syndrome; Judith's first book, California, with Dewitt Jones, appeared in 1989.