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Dr. Seuss by Elizabeth


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Dr. Seuss by Elizabeth

  1. 1. DR. SEUSSBy Elizabeth Flanagan
  2. 2. EARLY CHILDHOOD Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2, 1904. His first home was at 74 Fairfield St., Springfield, Massachusetts. Ted’s and his family lived near the local library and zoo. He drew a lot of pictures of the animals while he was at the zoo. He loved to read and write stories. He thought his neighbors were interesting
  3. 3. EDUCATION In high school he was voted Class Artist and Class Wit His English teacher encouraged him to apply to Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth he wrote for the school newspaper. After graduation, he went to Oxford for a short time, before deciding to following his dreams of becoming a writer and illustrator.
  4. 4. ADULT LIFE/CAREER He sent his cartoons to New York magazines hoping to get published. He started signing his work Dr. Seuss. After a young boy asked for his autograph, he wondered if he should be writing children book’s. He worked for an advertising agency, making a lot of money. This allowed him to have time to write his books.
  5. 5. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dr. Seuss’ are the most famous children’s books. 3 of his most popular books are “The Cat in the Hat”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Green Eggs and Ham”. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize. His books have sold millions of copies.
  6. 6. IMPACT ON THE WORLD Dr. Seuss gave children the love of reading. He gave money to libraries, art museums, scholarship funds, charities and zoos.
  7. 7. DATE OF DEATH Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87. In Springfield today, you can visit the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.