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Dr. Seuss

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BC: The End

FC: The Life of Dr. Seuss

1: Dedicated to: My Future Students

2: Childhood Although most know him as Dr. Seuss he was born as Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts.

3: Family He was born to Henrietta Seuss and Theodor Robert Geisel. He was an only child but spent a lot of time with his dad. His dad became head of the Zoo and he looked forward to playing with the animals everyday.

5: College In 1921, he entered Dartmouth College where he worked on the humor magazine. This magazine was known as the Dartmouth Jack-O-lantern. He was editor and chief and this is where the name Seuss first appeared because he would sign his work as Dr. Seuss in the magazine! He transferred to Lincoln College in Oxford where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in literature and met his first wife.

6: Early Career He started a career by being a cartoonist. A couple of publications such as The Saturday Evening Post published some of his work, but he dedicated most of his time to creating advertising campaigns for Standard Oil, which he did for fifteen years.

7: Dr. Seuss wanted to contribute to the war effort by being drafted. He was too old so he served as Frank Capra's Signal Corps making training videos. This is where he was introduced to animation and he developed a series of animated training videos. Viking Press soon offered him a job to illustrate a collection of children sayings called Boners. It was not a profitable success but it did provide Dr. Seuss with his first huge break into children's literature.

8: Illustrations

9: Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated his own book, And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, but he had trouble publishing it. It was rejected twenty seven times before Vanguard Press finally published it. Soon after he wrote The Cat in the Hat and this book was probably the best selling book of Dr. Seuss' entire career. At the time of Dr. Seuss' death on September 24, 1991, he had written over 44 children's books and more than 15 were translated into different languages.

11: Awards and Achievements | Dr. Seuss won a lot of awards in his lifetime. He won a Peabody, Caldecott, an Emmy, and an Academy Award just to name a few. He also received a star on Hollywood's walk of fame.

12: Credits Pictures- Google Images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss

13: By: Tori Lacombe Lisa Robinson

20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.

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