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

How did a young boy who loved reading, singing, animals, and drawing funny pictures change from being a goof off to become a successful author named Dr. Seuss? Or did he change at all? The Boy on Fairfield Street will answer many of your questions about his childhood and the things that contributed to his success. Were they all bright and cheery? You might be surprised to see that going through the "dark" times helped him to share his "light" with others!

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"He wrote and drew to please himself. He was happy when the results pleased others, though he occasionally felt a little awkward about being known only as a children's book writer." ...from The Boy on Fairfield Street.

Popovers

My uncle ordered popovers
from the restaurant's bill of fare.
And, when they were served,
he regarded them with a penetrating stare.
Then he spoke great Words of Wisdom
as he sat there on that chair:
"To eat these things," said my uncle,
"You must exercise great care.
You may swallow down what's solid,
BUT...you must spit out the air!"
And as you partake of the world's bill of fare,
that's darned good advice to follow.
Do a lot of spitting out the hot air.
And be careful what you swallow.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

 

A special thanks to Laura's Midi Heaven for the background music: Wigel Wogel Polka a traditional German polka that Ted Geisel probably enjoyed as a child.

 
 



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