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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
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, he makes 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, 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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Brian Jay
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seuss
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardcover, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • 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
  • pt. III.
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think Up If Only You Try.
  • Beginner Books 1958-1960
  • The Work 1961-1963
  • pt. I.
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
p2251523596
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524742782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination, Brian Jay Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardcover, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • 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
  • pt. III.
  • Oh, The Thinks You Can Think Up If Only You Try.
  • Beginner Books 1958-1960
  • The Work 1961-1963
  • pt. I.
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
p2251523596
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524742782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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