How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Gifts from Dr. Seuss

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Other Gifts from Dr. Seuss

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Listening Library

Publish Date: Oct 2008

ISBN-13: 9780739378564

ISBN-10: 0739378562

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The 11-story collection includes:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
"Read by Walter Matthau
"The Cat in the Hat"
Read by Kelsey Grammer
"Horton Hears a Who"
Read by Dustin Hoffman
"Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?"
Read by John Cleese
"The Lorax"
Read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories: Gertrude McFuzz; The Big Brag"
Read by John Lithgow
"Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose"
Read by Mercedes McCambridge
"Horton Hatches the Egg"
Read by Billy Crystal
"The Cat in the Hat Comes Back"
Read by Kelsey Grammer


Publisher: Listening Library
Publish Date: Oct 2008
ISBN-13: 9780739378564
ISBN-10: 0739378562
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 6.25 x 0.5

About the author

Biography of Seuss, Dr.

Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoon like illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire.

Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart.

The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons.

Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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Rated 4 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by good, but not what I ordered! As a Kindergarten teacher I am always looking to expand my library and have been looking for more audio books. The description was not specific so I thought this to be a book with CD, but there is no book! Luckily I have some of these stories already, but I would have made a different purchase if I had known it was only a CD. 12/31/2013
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