Dr. Seuss - Theodor Geisel

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Prohibition Shuts Down Family Business

    The family owned brewery had to shut down when the 18th Amendment was passed.
  • Dartmouth College

    Dartmouth College
    Ted went to Dartmouth College, where he majored in English. He graduated in 1925.
  • Oxford Collage

    Oxford Collage
    Ted went to Oxford, but didn't like it there so he quit that same year. While there he met Helen Palmer.
  • First cartoon

    Ted returned to the US and got his first cartoon published in Saturday Evening Post.
  • Got married

    Ted married Helen Palmer in New York once he had enough money to pay for it.
  • Flit Publishing

    Flit Publishing
    Ted started working on advertisements for Flit insecticide, and continuded for 9 years.
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

    And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
    Ted produced his first book while he was with Vanguard. It sold for one dollar.
  • Second Publisher

    Second Publisher
    He moves to Random House and continues to write "Big Books".
  • Army

    Ted joins the army and moves to Hollywood to make training films for the army.
  • Moves To Germany

    He went to Germany to work on "Your Job in Germany" film.
  • California

    California
    Ted and Helen moved to La Jolla, California.
  • Helen's terminal diagnosis

    Helen is diagnosed with Gillian-Barre syndrome.
  • Beginner Books

    Beginner Books
    Ted became the president of Beginner Books divison of Random House Publishing.Writers use 220 words or less and the words are on a special list. The first Beginner Book was "The Cat in The Hat."
  • Green Eggs and Ham

    Green Eggs and Ham
    This was Ted's first and only book with 50 words.
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories

    The Sneetches and Other Stories
    The Sneetches is about racism. Ted wrote this to show how wrong racism is.
  • The Grinch

    The Grinch
    Ted produced his first TV adaptation for "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." It aired on Dec. 18.
  • Helen Geisel Dies

    Helen Geisel dies from Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
  • Second Show Aired on TV

    Ted works on a TV adaptation for "Horton Hears A Who" which aired on Thansgiving.
  • Marries

    Marries
    Marries a long-time friend, Audrey Stone.
  • The Lorax

    The Lorax
    The Lorax was Ted's favorite book. It was about the dangers of pollution.
  • Glaucoma

    Ted undergoes treatment for glaucoma, an eye disease that can you lose your vision. Through all of this Ted kept illustrating and writing.
  • I Can See Again!

    Ted's eyesight is restored
  • Cancer

    Ted is first diagnosed with cancer in his tongue. His dentist noticed the cancerous growth but suggested a treatment that would make him unable to speak. He was against this idea so he went for a second opinion, but they said he needed two treatments. One, which would not affect his voice, but may not completely remove the cancer. The second treatment would make him unable to speak. Ted decided to choose the first treatment only.
  • Pulitzer Prize

    He won the Pulitzer Prize for his lifetime contribution to children's literature.
  • Honorary Degree

    Ted recived an honorary Doctorate degree from Princeton University.
  • Oh, The Places You'll Go

    Oh, The Places You'll Go
    Ted found the strength to write and illustrate one last book.
  • Dies

    The cancer did not fully go away, so it spread around his body.On September 24,1991 Theodor Seuss Geisel died.
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    The Life of Theodore Seuss Geisel - By Audrey Kidd

    By Audrey Kidd
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