Oh, the Places You'll Go (Hardcover)

Author: Seuss, Dr.

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A collectors cloth-bound, slipcased edition of the best-selling final work of the inimitable Dr. Seuss celebrates the vast possibilities that exist along the journey of life. *Author: Seuss, Dr. *Publication Date: 1993/04/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.50 *Height: 11.75

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780679847366
SKU 30119766
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0679847367
Release Date 4/1/1993
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.75H x 8.5L x 0.5T
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.
Praise
"Although this does not rank among the best of Seuss' books, its stress on self-esteem and imaginative artwork make it a good addition to picture-book collections."
From the Publisher
Annotation A young boy's travels through life inspire his self-esteem and self-determination. Colorful illustrations accompany the text.
Editors Note Illus. in full color. "Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss' message is simple but never sappy: life may be a 'Great Balancing Act,' but through it all 'There's fun to be done.'"--(starred) Booklist.
Editors Note 2 In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages--from nursery school to medical school--and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivalled exuberance and charm that have made Dr. Seuss books favorites for years. Full color.
First Line Congratulations! |Today is your day. |You're off to Great Places! |You're off and away!
Annotation 4 A celebration of the joys, challenges, and even the disappointments of life, as well as an ode to self-esteem and self-determination, OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! follows the adventures of a young, yellow-clad boy setting out on an amazing journey. "98 and percent guaranteed" that he will do well, the child experiences everything imaginable, from a smooth flight across a bright pastel patchwork field to facing down a furry green beast in an orange cave. Crazily patterned, strangely built, and oddly inhabited lands mimic the ups and downs of his voyage. Colorful, wildly imaginative illustrations accompany the text of this book, which is often seen as the perfect graduation gift--for those setting forth on adventures from kindergarten to graduate school and beyond.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0056
Publisher Random House Children's Books

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