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To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES purely. Covers the lifetime of Theodor Geisel, who less than the identify Dr. Seuss, received status as an writer and illustrator of books for kids.
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Ted wrote it to make people think about the dangers of nuclear weapons. It held the honor of being the only children's book to appear for six months on the New York Times bestseller list for adults. That year, Ted was also presented with his greatest honor. It was a special award from the Pulitzer Prize Committee for his lifetime of contributions to children's literature. Ted was completely surprised when he received the call saying he had won. He had just been having a lot of trouble with a drawing and was feeling like a failure.
He had just been having a lot of trouble with a drawing and was feeling like a failure. Persevering through a heart attack and several bouts with throat cancer, Ted continued to work. At the age of eightytwo, Ted told a reporter, "Age has no effect on me. I surf as much as I always have! " Certainly, Ted wrote and drew as much as he always had. In fact, in 1986, his book You're Only Old Once, subtitled A Book for Obsolete Children, was published. "Obsolete children" was Ted's name for adults. This book took shape during some of Ted's many long waits in doctors' offices.
They cleaned out the beer cans but left some hearts. Now Ted was on top of the world. At least, that was how he felt. He made the upper tower space into his workroom. Using a drafting table for a desk, he propped his typewriter along the top edge. As he sat at this table, he could gaze over his left shoulder at the Pacific Ocean. Up the coast lay San Juan Capistrano. To the south was Mexico. On a clear day, he could see San Clemente Island, about seventy-five miles out at sea. Ted forced himself to stay in his workroom eight hours a day, every day of the week.