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Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

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Nilla Thomas

on 24 February 2011

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Transcript of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

By Emma Pashley Born March 2 1904 Died september 24 1991 Theodor Seuss Giesel By Emma Pashley Theodore Seus Giesel who is beter known by his pen name "Dr.Seuss" is one of the most beloved children's writers of our day. The son of a German immigrant Seuss would go on to win countless awards and write such gems as "Green Eggs and Ham" "The Cat and The Hat" and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" Introduction Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Theodor Robert and Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel. The son of German immigrant Geisel attended Springfield's Classical High School, and entered Dartmouth College in fall 1921 as a member of the Class of 1925. At Dartmouth, he joined the humor magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief History Geisel began his career as a cartoonist in 1927, primarily contributing drawings and writings to the humor magazine Judge, Liberty, and Vanity Fair, and signing his work "Dr. Seuss." During the 1930s Geisel also created cartoon ads for Standard Oil Company. He became nationally famous from his advertisements for Flit, a common insecticide at the time. His slogan, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" became a popular catchphrase. In 1937 he sold his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, to Vanguard Books. Geisel supported himself and his wife through the Great Depression by drawing advertising for General Electric, NBC, Standard Oil, and many other companies. In 1935, he wrote and drew a short-lived comic strip called Hejji. History in the 1930's One of Geisels greatest contributions which are still relevant today is his book. He wrote countless childrens books through out his life time and though Geisel made a point of not beginning the writing of his stories with a moral in mind,he was not against writing about issues.
Many of Geisel's books are thought to express his views on many social and political issues: The Sneetches, about racial equality, Yertle the Turtle, about Hitler, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, criticizing the materialism and commercialization of the Christmas season and Horton Here's A Who! about abortion rights. Although Geisel never wrote about or expressed any public opinion on the abortion debate, the line "A person's a person, no matter how small!!" from Horton Hears a Who! has been thought to state his opinion quite clearly. One of the many contributions which is still very relevant today is The Geisel Library is the main library building on the University of California, San Diego campus and contains four of the nine libraries located on campus. The building is named in honor of him and his wife Audrey for the generous contributions they have made to the library and their devotion to improving literacy. The building is featured in the UCSD logo and is the most recognizable building on campus. Contributions Established in 2004, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the authors and illustrators who write and illistrate the best childrens books published in English in the United States during that year. The winners receive a bronze medal and an honor book authors and illustrators certificate at the ALA Annual Conference. The award is named for Geisel. . Controbutions
Controbutions Theodore Seus Giesel is one of the most beloved children's writers of our day. He won countless awards, wrote many childrens books that stated his veiws on social and political issues with out being blunt as well as entertained countless generations of children. He made man contributions in his life time to library as well as foundations that promote literacy and education and was given a library becuase of it. There is an award for great childrens writers and illistrators in his name and he even has his own stamp. Although some of these acomplishments were established after his death on September 24, 1991 he remains one of the best childrens writers of our time. Conclusion
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