Theodore Geisel first used the penname Seuss during his senior year at Dartmonth College in the school’s humor magazine. Later as a professional magazine cartoonist, he began to sign his work as “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” which he later shorted and carried over to his books. Today, the name Dr. Seuss is synonymous with children’s literature, and his timeless stories have been translated into multiple languages and are enjoyed around the world. For this reason and because one of his most famous characters, the Grinch, is so closely associated with this time of year, we are dedicating this month’s School Library to the works of Dr. Seuss.
“HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! /
¡CÓMO EL GRINCH ROBÓ LA NAVIDAD!”
Publisher (English): Random House
Publisher (Spanish): Lectorum Publications
ISBN-13: 978-0394800790 (English)
ISBN-13: 978-1880507735 (Spanish)
“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” In this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts, Dr. Seuss introduces the readers to the Grinch, a bitter hermit who is resentful of his merry, Christmas-loving neighbors, the Whos. Finally completely fed up, he disguises himself as Santa and sneaks into Whoville to steal their gifts, their Christmas feast and their holiday decorations—confident that losing these things will destroy their good cheer. But the Grinch is in for a surprise—a surprise that will change his heart.