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My Many Colored Days

Seuss, Dr., Johnson, Stephen T. (illustrator); Fancher, Lou (illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0679875972 / ISBN 13: 9780679875970
Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House Children's Books, 1996, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1st Ed. Signed by Illustrator. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 061404A

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Title: My Many Colored Days

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House Children's Books, 1996, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Johnson, Stephen T. (illustrator); Fancher, Lou (illustrator)

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: 1st Ed.

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Synopsis:

Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me." The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about feelings and moods as part of the "first book ever to be based on beautiful illustrations and sensational color." The quest for an artist finally ended—after the manuscript languished for more than two decades—at the paint brushes of husband-and-wife team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher whose stunning, expressive paintings reveal such striking images as a bright red horse kicking its heels, a cool and quiet green fish, a sad and lonely purple dinosaur, and an angrily howling black wolf. Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and emotions what Oh, the Places You'll Go! does for the human life cycle. Here is a wonderful way for parents to talk with children about their feelings. With Johnson and Fancher's atmospheric, large-scale paintings bursting off the pages, Dr. Seuss's vision is brought to life. This rare and beautiful book is bound to appeal to both the innocent young and the most sophisticated seniors.

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The words and illustrations of Dr. Seuss have alway seemed inseparable--a peerless fusion of verbal and visual wit. Yet when the good doctor wrote the manuscript for My Many Colored Days in 1973, he specified that the book should be illustrated by "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me." Twenty-three years later, he has gotten his wish. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have produced a series of rich, painterly images that could never be mistaken for faux-Seuss. They have, however, caught something of his simplicity, and just as important, his sense of whimsy.

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