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MacDonald, Ruth K. (Dr. Seuss / Theodore Geisel.)

Published by Twayne, Boston (1988)

ISBN 10: 0805775242 ISBN 13: 9780805775242

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From: Capricorn Books (Oakville, ON, Canada)

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Item Description: Twayne, Boston, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 186 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "(T)he first full-length critical examination of this acclaimed author/illustrator's work. In her thoughtful, concise study, Ruth K. MacDonald argues that Dr. Seuss has earned his place as the most popular author/illustrator for children in America because of his unique ability to write stories of high quality while working within the restrictive format of the easy reader, a story told in simple words and sentences that maintains the interest of children just learning to read. MacDonald believes that Dr. Seuss's work, which has until now remained largely ignored as literature because of its mass appeal, not only celebrates the particularly American trait of individuality, but also challenges the limits and conventions of children's literature. In her chronological survey of his work and her investigation of his influence upon other authors and illustrators, MacDonald shows that it is his genius, not clever marketing techniques, that has led to Dr. Seuss's marvelous and longstanding popularity - a chronology, and selected bibliography are included." Area of light soiling on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 16692

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