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HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Dr. Seuss

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ISBN 10: 039480077X / ISBN 13: 9780394800776
Published by Random House, New York, 1940
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Generations of children have fallen in love with Horton the elephant! 

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . .
An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”

Horton is kind and trustworthy, but unfortunately, the lazy bird Mayzie takes advantage of his good nature when she leaves Horton to watch her unhatched egg. Told with Dr. Seuss’s signature rhymes and trademark illustrations, this is a tale that will be enjoyed over and over, by reader and listener alike. And don’t miss another delightful tale about this beloved pachyderm: Horton Hears a Who!

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Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Geisel's most inspired verse and some of his best-ever illustrations, the dated style of which only accentuates their power and charm. A book no childhood should be without. (Ages 2 to 7) --Richard Farr

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