The Dr. Seuss Catalog

An Annotated Guide to Works by Theodor Geisel in All Media, Writings About Him, and Appearances of Characters and Places in the Books, Stories and Films

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About the Book

Theodor Seuss Geisel—known worldwide as the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss—produced a body of work that spans more than 70 years. Though most often associated with children’s books, he frequently contributed cartoons and humorous essays to popular magazines, produced effective and memorable advertising campaigns (“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”), and won Oscars and Emmys for motion picture productions, animated shorts, and features. As founder and president of Beginner Books, his influence on children’s book publishing was revolutionary, especially in the field of elementary readers.
Geisel’s prolific career—he wrote or contributed illustrations to more than 75 books, most of which have been reprinted repeatedly and translated worldwide—and his predilection for made-up creatures make this joint bibliography and iconography especially useful to readers and researchers. The exhaustive bibliography is arranged chronologically, providing full bibliographic information, including translations as they appear, reissue information, and descriptions of the binding. The iconography links more than 900 fictional names, places and terms to the works in which they appear. For the reader seeking a first edition of Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! translated into Latin) or hoping to identify “abrasion-contusions” (race cars in If I Ran the Circus!), this work promises as much discovery as a walk down Mulberry Street.

About the Author(s)

Richard H.F. Lindemann is the Director of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College Library in Brunswick, Maine. Previously, he was a librarian at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego.

Bibliographic Details

Richard H.F. Lindemann
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 255
Bibliographic Info: indexes
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2223-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1895-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

A Note About Pseudonyms      2

Manuscript Sources      3

The Catalog      4

I. Works by Dr. Seuss      7

Books and Book Illustrations: Major Works      7

Books and Book Illustrations: Minor Works      81

Books and Book Illustrations: Anthologies, Collections and Selections      87

Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers      95

Screenplays, Film/Video, Multimedia and Theatrical/Musical Adaptations      111

Sound Recordings      132

II. Writings About Dr. Seuss      145

III. A Dr. Seuss Iconography      171

Index of Books and Films      225

Index of Translations      233

Name Index      237

Book Reviews & Awards

“fantastic…descriptive”—Classic Images; “well-designed…highly recommended”—ARBA; “a book no collector should be without”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “valuable”—Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.