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The boy on Fairfield Street : how Ted Geisel grew up to become Dr. Seuss / by Kathleen Krull ; paintings by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher ; with decorative illustrations by Dr. Seuss.

By: Krull, Kathleen.
Contributor(s): Johnson, Steve, 1960- [ill.] | Fancher, Lou [ill.] | Seuss, Dr [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, c2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 43 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0375822984 (trade); 9780375822988 (trade); 0375922989 (lib. bdg.); 9780375922985 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Seuss, Dr. -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 813/.52 | B Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005Summary: Introduces the life of renowned children's author and illustrator Ted Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, focusing on his childhood and youth in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Introduces the life of renowned children's author and illustrator Ted Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, focusing on his childhood and youth in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-This picture-book biography is a winner. Ted Geisel was not an athletic child, and spent his free time roaming his neighborhood in Springfield, MA, and hanging out with his best friend. Except for encountering some strong anti-German sentiment, his childhood was ideally normal. The clear, large-type text concentrates on Geisel's youth. It delves a bit into his cartooning talent, honed while he was at Dartmouth College. The story ends with his successful career as Dr. Seuss still to come. An appended four-page section succinctly sums up his life and accomplishments. Johnson and Fancher's lovely, full-page illustrations are supplemented by samples of Dr. Seuss's artwork, including scenes from The Cat and the Hat and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. A complete list of Seuss's titles, in chronological order, rounds out the title. Mae Woods's Dr. Seuss (ABDO, 2000) devotes more space to his adult life and career. Krull's work is a terrific look at the boyhood of one of the most beloved author/illustrators of the 20th century.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kathleen Krull is the author of Harcourt's popular "Lives of . . ." series and the award-winning Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman . The author lives in San Diego, CA.<br> <br> Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher illustrated New York's Bravest, My Many Colored Days, and other distinguished picture books. They live in Minneapolis, MN.

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