And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (Hardcover)

Author: Seuss, Dr.

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Illus. in full color. As little Marco describes the horse and wagon he saw on Mulberry Street, they are transformed into an elephant and a band wagon with a retinue of police.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780394844947
SKU 30060104
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0394844947
Release Date 12/1/1988
Author Info
Theodor Geisel is known and loved by millions by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He used this name as he wanted to save Geisel for what he felt was his "true work"--his writing for adults. (Seuss is the author's middle name, the "Dr." a sarcastic salute to his never completed doctoral degree). Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Oxford University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in English Literature. At Oxford he was encouraged by a fellow student, Helen Palmer, to drop out and pursue a career as a cartoonist. Seuss took this woman quite seriously, for not only did he follow her advice, he also married her. Back in the United States, Seuss worked as an illustrator while still attempting to write serious fiction and humor for adults. His first book for children, AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET was published in 1937. The success of this work prompted him to produce more picture books for children until the onset of World War II, during which he and his wife wrote and produced films in support of the Allies. Two of these films HITLER LIVES and DESIGN FOR DEATH won Academy Awards for best documentary features. After the war, he returned to writing for children and, in 1957, THE CAT IN THE HAT was published. This book changed the face of beginning reader books from the basic primer to a story that was exciting and fun and was illustrated with lively artwork. With the success of THE CAT IN THE HAT, Seuss was named the head of Beginning Books, a subsidiary of his publishing company, Random House. This allowed him to not only create such classic works as ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH but also to establish the careers of such authors as P. D. Eastman and Robert Lopshire. Several of his works have been adapted as animated films, most memorably the holiday classic, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. During his long career, Dr. Seuss garnered many awards, including two Caldecott Honors for MCELLIGOT'S POOL and BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK. In 1980, he was honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature, and when he died in 1991, he was the world's best-selling author of children's books.
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Annotation Mulberry Street has nothing much on it besides a horse and a wagon. But why settle for such an ordinary sight? Young Marco uses his vivid imagination to transform the horse into a zebra. But then the cart doesn't seem grand enough, so he turns it into a chariot. With his imagination off and running, the zebra and cart transform into a reindeer in charge of a sled, then an elephant towing along a brass band. This is just the beginning of the events on the otherwise dull Mulberry Street. This was Dr. Seuss's first children's book--and it was rejected by dozens of publishers before being accepted, bringing his outsized talent to generations of children.
Editors Note The classic that no one can beat is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As Marco makes his way home along Mulberry Street, the sights he reports get more and more outrageously outlandish. Full color.
Editors Note 2 A boy imagines a series of incredible sights on his way home from school so that he will have an interesting report to give his father.
Editors Note 3 Mulberry Street becomes the scene of many bizarre sights as young Marco exercises his imagination
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Book Format Hardcover
Edition 0060
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher Random House Children's Books

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