Theodor Seuss Geisel

By: Lexi Grant

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Growing up

As Seuss grew up his mother had attended Dartmouth and his father was a Brewster. When he attended school he went to Dartmouth like his mother. But when he graduated from there he became a professor at Oxford. While he was at Oxford he met his first wife. Helen. After they where married in 1927 he left Oxford and him and his wife moved to the united states.

Personal life

Theodor did not have any kids because his first wife Helen couldn't bear children when he married his second wife Audrey they didn't have kids together either but he was a stepfather to her children. She had two children and they were both girls. Also his first wife Helen and him separated because she died. Theodor’s first wife had suffered with partial paralysis from Guillain-Barré syndrome for ten years and she was depressed by her worsening symptoms and thinking that Dr.Seuss was having an affair with her close friend so she took her own life.

Dr.Seuss and his struggles

Theodor's first child book was rejected 27 times before being published by Vanguard Press in 1937. Also he didn't start off writing children books. He had originally editor and chief of humor magazine called Jack-O-Lantern.

During World War 2

Theodor had been making irreverent rhymes in the newspaper and was based for adults even though we know he is good at children books too.
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Accomplishments/Awards:

caldecott medal 1950 1951 and 1948, Laura Ingalls Wilder medal in 1980,Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards in 1984, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program 1982, Regina medal 1982, and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special 1978

Quotes

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose”


"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened"


"Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you"

Websites I used

-http://www.biography.com/people/dr-seuss-9479638#early-life

-http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm

-https://www.earlymoments.com/dr-seuss/the-life-and-times-of-dr-seuss/