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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

New Book Shines Light On the Life of Dr. Seuss

New Book Shines Light On the Life of Dr. Seuss

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to author Brian Jay Jones about his new biography, BECOMING DR. SEUSS: THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATION.

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“Even if you’re 70-years old, you probably grew up with Dr. Seuss, he’s been doing it that long. But because of that, he sort of exists in our imaginations fully formed. What I hope people will do is, read this, and realize it took him a long time to get to become who we think of as Dr. Seuss.” - Brian Jay Jones talking about the Ted Geisel’s journey to becoming the children’s book author and illustrator we all remember.

Author Brian Jay Jones

Author Brian Jay Jones

Considered by many to the most popular children’s book author of all-time, there’s a bit of mystery behind Ted Geisel. How much do we know about the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and illustrator who worked under the name Dr. Seuss?

The new comprehensive biography, BECOMING DR. SEUSS: THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATION, dives deep into the real Seuss story.

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Geisel wrote more than 60 books over the course of his career. His first children’s book, AND TO THINK THAT IS SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET was published in 1937. His last book was OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!, which was published in 1991. His most popular book (sales-wise), is his 1960 release, GREEN EGGS AND HAM.

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You can find BECOMING DR. SEUSS: THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATION everywhere books are sold.

You can learn more about author Brian Jay Jones here.

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