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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 20

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Thursday, September 26, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER FeaturesB-5 Seuss The books of Dr. Seuss them. I gave five to the museum and kept one for myself." After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Geisel joined the Army and was sent to Hollywood, where he worked on indoctrination films under director Frank Capra. Two Geisel documentaries made in the '40s, Hitler Lives and Design for Death, co-written with his wife, won Academy Awards for their producers. A Geisel cartoon, Gerald McBoing-Boing won its producer an Oscar in 1951. From Hollywood, Geisel moved to the coastal village of La Jolla outside San Diego. Through the 1950s, he wrote a couple of children's books a year, capped in 1957 by How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Grinch, made into a cartoon with Boris Karloff reading the title role, was a stark critique of the commercialism that had befallen Christmas. The Cat in the Hat revolutionized children's reading habits. "That is what I am proudest of; that I had something to do with getting rid of Dick and Jane," Geisel said in 1982. "His philosophy was to try to give the kids as many good laughs to get them over, the hump to learning to read," said author Stan Berenstain, who along with his wife, Janice, wrote the popular children's Berenstain Books. Sales of The Cat in the Hat soared, and Geisel did not mind if it was slow to catch on in the classroom. "If it were a textbook and assigned, kids would hate it like everything else," he said. "This is a prize they get. They can read it in their spare time." Of all his books, The Lorax was his favorite. His last book was Oh, the Places You '11 Go (1990). Geisel is survived by his wife, Audrey, two stepdaughters, Lea and Lark, his niece, Peggy Owens, and her son Theodore Owens, of Los Angeles. Enquirer staffers Ray Cooklis, Owen Findsen, Jim Knippenberg Krista Ramsey and Christine Wolff contributed to this story. Dr. Seuss's ABC Book, 1963 i Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew, 1965 Fox in Socks, 1965 The Cat in the Hat Songbook, 1 967 The Foot Book, 1968 Can Lick 30 Tigers Today and Other Stories, 1969 My Book About Me, 1 969 Can Draw It Myself, 1 970 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, 1 970 The Lorax, 1971 Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!, 1972 i The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, 1 973 I Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, 1973 I There 's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1 974 I Great Day for Up!, 1 974 f Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, 1 975 l The Cat's Quizzer, 1 976 I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, 1978 I Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1 979 i Hunches in Bunches, 1982 i The Butter Battle Book, 1984 I You're Only Old Once, adult book, 1986 I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!, 1 987 i Oh, the Places You'll Go, 1990 Here are the books written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to children around the world as Dr. Seuss: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1 937 The Seven Lady Godivas, adult book, 1937 The King's Stilts, 1939 Horton Hatches the Egg, 1 940 MMcElligot's Pool, 1947 Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948 Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949 If IRan the Zoo, 1950 Scrambled Eggs Super, 1 953 Horton Hears a Who, 1 954 On Beyond Zebra, 1 955 If I Ran the Circus, 1956 How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1 957 The Cat In the Hat, 1957 , Yertle the Turtle, 1958 m The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958 Happy Birthday to You, 1959 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1 960 Green Eggs and Ham, 1960 The Sneetches and Other Stories, 1 961 Dr. Seuss 's Sleep Book, 1 962 UHop On Pop, 1963 CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-l like mere journeys into nonsense. But they often included subtle messages on issues important to him, from internationalism to environ-mentalism. When asked two weeks ago whether he had any final message, a valedictory Geisel told the San Diego Tribune: "Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself: 'You can do better than this.' The best slogan I can think of to leave with the USA would be: 'We can do and we've got to do better than this.' " Geisel was childless himself after his first wife's death in 1967, he married Audrey Stone Diamond, a mother of two but had an unrivaled gift for . delighting children. "You make 'em, I amuse 'em," he said. Born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Mass., son of a brewer who ran a zoo for a time during Prohibition, Geisel graduated in 1925 from Dartmouth, where he drew cartoons for the humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. During a year studying literature at Oxford University in England, he met another American literature student, Helen Palmer, who encouraged Geisel's artistic career. After dropping out of Oxford, Geisel drifted to Paris, where he mingled with Lost Generation writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. He returned to the United States in 1927 to marry Palmer and to pursue his hope of being a novelist. But the Great Depression forced him to work writing two-line gags for Judge and Life, both humor magazines at the time. It was on a spoof of scientific developments that he first used the name that would become his trademark. He added "Dr." to his middle name to sound more scientific. His first children's book was . . . And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, penned on a ship crossing the Atlantic. He said that the words, strung together in the sing-song style that became his trademark, were written to the rhythm of the ship's engine. Mulberry Street was published in 1937, the same year as his first adult novel, The Seven Lady Godivas. The children's book, rejected by 27 publishers before being accepted by Vanguard Press, became a spectacular success. His novel was a commercial dud. Children liked his writing because he treated them as equals, Geisel often said. His illustrations were another matter. His creatures often looked like stuffed animals missing much of their sawdust. "I've taken the mistakes and refined them a little bit," Geisel said in a 1986 interview with the San Diego Union. "It's all mistakes controlled mistakes." Five of Giesel's early drawings, political cartoons, are in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. They were donated by University of Cincinnati professor of mathematical science, Lowell Leake, whose father worked with Giesel in the 1940s for a short-lived New York newspaper named P.M. 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