Dr. Seuss


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in Springfield, MA, The United States
March 02, 1904

Died
September 24, 1991

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catch ...more

Average rating: 4.23 · 3,377,945 ratings · 59,531 reviews · 472 distinct worksSimilar authors
Green Eggs and Ham

4.29 avg rating — 657,261 ratings — published 1960 — 17 editions
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The Cat in the Hat (The Cat...

4.16 avg rating — 460,423 ratings — published 1957 — 138 editions
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How the Grinch Stole Christ...

4.34 avg rating — 354,111 ratings — published 1957 — 107 editions
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

4.33 avg rating — 351,021 ratings — published 1990 — 68 editions
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The Lorax

4.32 avg rating — 302,760 ratings — published 1971 — 60 editions
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fis...

4.13 avg rating — 176,060 ratings — published 1960 — 63 editions
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Horton Hears a Who!

4.18 avg rating — 100,232 ratings — published 1954 — 50 editions
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The Cat in the Hat and Othe...

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4.41 avg rating — 61,704 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Sneetches and Other Sto...

4.30 avg rating — 64,691 ratings — published 1961 — 28 editions
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Fox in Socks

4.07 avg rating — 58,265 ratings — published 1965 — 42 editions
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Which is your favorite book by Dr. Seuss? Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
 
  4 votes, 28.6%

Oh, The Places You'll Go! Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
 
  3 votes, 21.4%

Horton Hears a Who Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

Green Eggs and Ham Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 7.1%

The Lorax The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 7.1%

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
 
  1 vote, 7.1%

If I ran the Zoo If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you? Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Hop on Pop Hop On Pop by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Sneetches The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Dr. Seuss's ABC Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
 
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