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
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.
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.
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.
IMPACT ON THE WORLD Dr. Seuss gave children the love of reading. He gave money to libraries, art museums, scholarship funds, charities and zoos.
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.