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The Resource Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones

Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones

Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
Title
Becoming Dr. Seuss
Title remainder
Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Brian Jay Jones
Title variation
Becoming Doctor Seuss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic; his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, they make us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more are his troupe of beloved and uniquely Seussian creations. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fascination of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books--remember the environmentalist in The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Geisel delighted readers while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun. Coming right off the heels of George Lucas and the bestselling Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time."--Dust jacket
  • Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon; his work has defined our childhoods, and even more than twenty-five years after his death his books continue to find new readers. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books. Jones introduces us to this complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
A full-scale portrait of Theodor Geisel, best known as American icon Dr. Seuss, shares insights into his successful early career as a radical political cartoonist and the complicated genius that informed his beliefs on such subjects as empathy and environmentalism
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10776017
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Jones, Brian Jay,
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3513.E2
LC item number
Z687 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Seuss
  • Seuss
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=178&titleId=4022746
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-474) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
And that is a story that no one can beat. Minnows into whales 1904-1921 ; The slob generation 1921-1925 ; Strange beasts 1925-1926 ; The flit 1927-1936 ; Brat books 1936-1940 ; Cockeyed crusader 1940-1943 -- It is fun to have fun but you have to know how. Snafu 1943-1946 ; A good profession 1946-1949 ; A person's a person 1950-1954 ; A literary straitjacket 1954-1957 -- Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. Beginner books 1958-1960 ; The work 1961-1963 ; Stink. Stank. Stunk. 1963-1967 ; I intend to go on doing just what I do 1967-1971 ; You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut 1971-1978 ; A few years longer 1979-1984 ; Off and away 1984-1991
Control code
on1100587429
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524742805
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2594BA5-8FF1-468A-AEA7-C45A763D4501
Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=178&titleId=4022746
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-474) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
And that is a story that no one can beat. Minnows into whales 1904-1921 ; The slob generation 1921-1925 ; Strange beasts 1925-1926 ; The flit 1927-1936 ; Brat books 1936-1940 ; Cockeyed crusader 1940-1943 -- It is fun to have fun but you have to know how. Snafu 1943-1946 ; A good profession 1946-1949 ; A person's a person 1950-1954 ; A literary straitjacket 1954-1957 -- Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. Beginner books 1958-1960 ; The work 1961-1963 ; Stink. Stank. Stunk. 1963-1967 ; I intend to go on doing just what I do 1967-1971 ; You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut 1971-1978 ; A few years longer 1979-1984 ; Off and away 1984-1991
Control code
on1100587429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524742805
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D2594BA5-8FF1-468A-AEA7-C45A763D4501

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