Theodor Seuss Geisel

by Tyson from Louisiana

Dr. Seuss is an author of children’s books and he is my writer hero. His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was known for writing many wonderful children’s books mainly with tongue twisters. That is why I chose him to be my hero. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts. He died on September 24, 1991.

He attended Dartmouth College and after graduating, he tried getting into Oxford. He told his parents that he was going attend Oxford University, but he was lying. His father (Theodor Robert Geisel) published it in the newspaper the following day. Then, Ted/Theodor had to tell his parents what had happened. His parents sent him to Oxford anyway after putting some money together.

Since Ted was going to Oxford, he wanted to become a professor. One day during his time at Oxford, a woman named Helen saw him drawing/doodling and she said he would be great at being an artist. He agreed and then later on married her. She became Mrs. Helen Geisel. That is how his early years turned out.

Ted has had a lot more going on in life. He became a cartoonist to make money and to live a life with Helen. He fought in World War II for a while. He even published many books and won Academy awards on two films that he made. Theodor has had many accomplishments and that is another reason why he is my writer hero.

Ted’s wife, Helen Geisel, died in 1967. Later on, Dr. Seuss married Audrey and she became a Geisel in 1968. They were married until his death in 1991. Ted was honored and had received so many awards. When he died, he was still recognized and people still know him today. His second wife started Dr. Seuss Enterprises. People will never forget his famous books such as, Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

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"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You." - Theodor Seuss Geisel