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Theodor Seuss Geisel

by Carson from Jasper

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
Dr. Seuss with created characters (Bing Search)
Dr. Seuss with created characters (Bing Search)

"The appellation, "Dr. Seuss," has become a name that often evokes fond memories of a cherished childhood." (http://www.users.muohio.edu/shermalw/honors_2001_Fall/honors_papers_2000/robinson.html) Theodor Seuss Geisel, more often known as Dr. Seuss, was a great childrens book writer. "Through over forty-two books Dr. Seuss has been able to encourage children to seek delight in reading and has opened the minds of successive generations." (http://www.users.muohio.edu/shermalw/honors_2001_Fall/honors_papers_2000/robinson.html) He wrote many wonderful childrens books, some of which are Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and one of his best works, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He wrote a few picture books for adults. Many of his books got turned into movies. Some examples of this are How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who, and The Cat in the Hat.

Dr. Seuss (http://www.howard.k12.md.us/res/rm/seuss/rm2.html)
Dr. Seuss (http://www.howard.k12.md.us/res/rm/seuss/rm2.html)

Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. He had a sister named Marnie Geisel. He graduated from Springfield's Central High School, and went to Dartmouth College in 1921. He graduated in 1925 from Dartmouth. He met his future wife, Helen Palmer, in Oxford, England. He married her in 1927, and after their marriage he returned to the United States. On October 27, 1967, Palmer committed suicide, because of struggles with different diseases, and cancer was one of them.

After his wife, Helen Palmer, committed suicide he married Audrey Dimond. He married Dimond on June 21, 1968. He never had any children. Seuss died on September 24, 1991, in San Diego, California. He was eighty-seven when he died. He died five years before any of us students were born, so we never even got a chance to know this entertaining children's book writer, unfortunately.

Seuss was a fabulous man, and a fabulous childrens book writer. He inspired many people to become writers, and reminded people to always have fun whenever they do anything. No matter what you do, be original, be yourself, and always, always remember, I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful 100%.

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