The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss

The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss


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Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of humor all fed into the imagination of this boy. He was a square peg in a round hole until he found that he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased—doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.

The last section of the book outlines the important events in his adult life. In addition to the evocative paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, the book is profusely decorated with art from Dr. Seuss books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375855504
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/12/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 469,172
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

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.

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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Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew up to Become Dr. Seuss 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mmuncy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a short biography of Ted Geisel for kids. It tells of how Ted was an exaggerator whose parents and teachers were worried about him ever amounting to anything. While at school in England a classmate commented on one of his drawings and encouraged him to continue with his work. After getting a break from a magazine he eventually became the Dr. Seuss we all know and love.Even though this was written for kids, I learned a lot about Dr. Seuss that I didn't know.I would read this to the students after reading several Dr. Seuss books. I would ask them to use their imaginations and write a short story about an imaginary animal.
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Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great and heart-warming. Love it!!!!!!!!!!
littlemissbookwormGW More than 1 year ago
what a cute book!
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