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The Story of Dr. Seuss

            "Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done, there are points to be scored. There are games to be won, " From: "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" (Geisel, Audrey). Written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is the world's most popular writer of modern children's books. He wrote and illustrated forty-four children's books filled with wide spread ideas, logic, witt and clever rhymes. The creatures that he illustrated are widely loved by younger generations worldwide. His books use satire, words described in the English language as nonsense, characters that can be related to modern society, hypocrites, and demagogues. Dr. Seuss changed American culture by making reading enjoyable for everyone, his clever ideas changed how people think and act towards bullies and other conflicts in life. His books made reading fun and exciting.
             Full name Theodor Seuss Geisel, born 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts is where Dr. Seuss's inspiration came from. Drawings of Horton the elephant meandering along the streams in the Jungle of Nool, is an example of Springfield's Forest Park that Dr. Seuss visited quite often as a boy (WOLOSKY). Even in one of his famous older works called, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" is filled with Springfield imagery based on Dr. Seuss's childhood. During his career, Dr. Seuss managed to find time to stop and take another look at Mulberry Street. It was the street that inspired him to write one of his classic books, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"," launching a career as the most successful author of children's books in American history (Rohter). .
             As a teenager he attended Dartmouth College, where he became editor and chief of the .
             Jack O' Lantern Dartmouth Humor Magazine. This is where Dr. Seuss started to sign his work "Seuss"". This was the first record of the "Seuss"" pseudonym, which both stands for both Ted's middle name and his mother's maiden name.

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