Dr. Seuss An Author’s Life by kws19363


									                                 An Author’s Life

4rd Grade Reading – AUTHOR’S CORNER
• TLW discover the early influences that affected the
       author’s writing style.
• TLW create their own pseudonym for assigned
       writing projects, given examples from other authors.
         All About Dr. Seuss
• Early Life         • Other Books

• Education          • Accomplishments

• First Book         • In His Own Words

• Most Famous Book   • Review
         Dr. Seuss’ Early Life

• Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the
  world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born on
  March 2, 1904 on Howard Street in
  Springfield, Massachusetts.
• His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, often
  sang her children to sleep by "chanting"
  rhymes remembered from her youth.

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    Dr. Seuss’ Education
•He attended Dartmouth College, where he
became editor-in-chief of the Jack-O-Lantern,
Dartmouth's humor magazine.
•Mr. Geisel went on to Oxford University in
England after graduation, but left without a
degree after deciding that he did not want to be
a college professor.

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            Dr. Seuss’ First Book
•Getting his first book published, And to Think That I
Saw It on Mulberry Street required a great degree of
persistence - it was rejected 27 times before being
published by Vanguard Press.

•He created the pen name (pseudonym) Dr. Seuss,
intending to keep his real name, Theodore Geisel, for
more serious work. Seuss was his middle name and he
put Dr. in front of it because his father had always
wanted him to be a doctor.
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             Dr. Seuss’ Most
              Famous Book
•The Cat in the Hat, perhaps the most famous book of
 Dr. Seuss' career, was written and illustrated as a
 children's reading book using 225 "new-reader"
 vocabulary words.

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Dr. Seuss’ Other Books
      • Mr. Brown Can      • Dr. Seuss's
        Moo! Can You?        ABC (1963)
        (1970)             • Hop on
      • One Fish, Two        Pop(1963)
        Fish, Red Fish,    • Horton Hears
        Blue Fish (1960)     A Who (1954)
      • There's a          • If I Ran The
        Wocket In My         Zoo (1950)
        Pocket (1974)

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•At the time of his death on September 24,
1991, Dr. Seuss had written and illustrated 44
children's books.

•His honors included two Academy awards, two
Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the
Pulitzer Prize.

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              In His Own Words

                  A Quote from Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a
necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life
through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do,
and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities.''

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• Dr. Seuss’ mother sang her children to sleep
by "chanting“ rhymes remembered from her youth.
• Dr. Seuss’ writings were also influenced by his
educational experiences and his early work
•Many authors used pen names (pseudonyms)
to identify their work.
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