Dr. Seuss : American icon

by Nel, Philip, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 813.52 NEL
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  813.52 NEL
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 813.52 N32
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  813.52 N32
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 813 GEISEL Theodor Nel
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  813 GEISEL Theodor Nel
 
 
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 813.52 N32
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 813.091 SEUSS
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  813.091 SEUSS
 
 
Summary
Published in time for the centenary of Seuss's birth in March 2004, this title celebrates one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr Seuss.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "He claimed that he used nonsense to awaken the brain cells, and his work, whether the political cartoons that began his career, or the children's books for which he is most famous, provides ample evidence of his ability to keep readers on their toes. Timed to coincide with the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of The U.S. Laureate of Nonsense, this abundantly documented critical study investigates not only Dr. Seuss' quirky art and inventive language but also how his inspired goofiness entered the mainstream of American culture. Nel eschews all but the most necessary details of Dr. Seuss' personal life, but, using numerous, specific examples of his writing and art, digs deeply into the work, including a particularly intriguing discussion of Dr. Seuss' pre- and post-World War II politics. With extensive documentation and a bibliography of nearly 100 pages, this isn't for the renowned doctor's casual fans. But even nonacademics will come away enlightened about the talented man who wanted to wake people up to events in the world and leave a moral legacy for children. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Seuss, -- Dr. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Seuss, -- Dr. -- Appreciation -- United States.
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :Continuum,2004
Other Titles Doctor Seuss
Language English
Description xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-284) and index.
ISBN 0826414346 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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