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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas . How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel The story was published as a book by Random House in , and at. Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch excitement with the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas—the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic.
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Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf" Sunday Times Magazine "The author The swing and merriment of the pictures and the natural truthful simplicity of the untruthfulness. About Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to his millions of fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man.
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A member will not be able to earn Qantas Points on the following products; magazines, eBooks, gift cards and postage. Points will be allocated within 7 days of the shipment date. He graduated Dartmouth College in , and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature.
At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in He returned from Europe in , and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Seuss" Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author.
It follows the Grinch , a grouchy, solitary creature who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town Whoville on Christmas Eve.
The story was published as a book by Random House in , and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook. In , it was ranked number 61 among the "Top Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal — the fourth of five Dr.
Seuss books on the list. The book has been adapted as a animated TV film starring Boris Karloff , a live-action feature film starring Jim Carrey , and a computer-animated film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small" who is living as a hermit on the snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of the town of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos.
His only companion is his unloved, but loyal dog, Max. From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Continuously annoyed, he devises a wicked scheme to steal their presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast.
He crudely disguises himself as Santa Claus, and forces Max, disguised as a reindeer, to drag a sleigh down the mountain towards Whoville. Once at Whoville, the Grinch slides down the chimney of one house and steals all of the Whos' Christmas presents, the Christmas tree , and the log for their fire. He is briefly interrupted in his burglary by Cindy Lou, a little Who girl, but concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape from her home.
After stealing from one house, he does the same thing to all the other houses in the village of Whoville. After spending all night stealing stuff from the houses of Whoville, the Grinch travels back to the top of Mount Crumpit, intending to dump all of the Christmas stuff into the abyss.
As dawn arrives, the Grinch expects the people in Whoville to let out bitter and sorrowful cries, but is confused to hear them singing a joyous Christmas song instead.
He is puzzled until it dawns on him that "maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more" than just presents and feasting.
The Grinch's shrunken heart suddenly grows three sizes. The reformed and liberated Grinch returns to the village to give back all of the Whos' Christmas stuff and participate in their Christmas feast. The Grinch first appeared in a line illustrated poem by Dr. Seuss called "The Hoobub and the Grinch," which was originally published in the May edition of Redbook magazine.
Seuss began work on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Helen, who had ongoing medical problems and had suffered a small stroke in April , nevertheless acted as an unofficial editor, as she had with previous Dr. Seuss books.
Seuss wrote the book quickly and was mostly finished with it within a few weeks. I got hung up getting the Grinch out of the mess. I got into a situation where I sounded like a second-rate preacher or some biblical truism Finally in desperation I had gone through thousands of religious choices, and then after three months it came out like that.
In June, Dr.
Seuss and Helen took a month-long vacation to Hawaii, where he checked and returned the book's galley proof. Seuss's earlier works: Seuss's first book about a villain. She wrote:. Even if you prefer Dr. Seuss in a purely antic mood, you must admit that if there's a moral to be pointed out, no one can do it more gaily.
The reader is swept along by the ebullient rhymes and the weirdly zany pictures until he is limp with relief when the Grinch reforms and, like the latter, mellow with good feelings. The review for The Saturday Review of Literature stated: Seuss has brought off a fresh triumph in his new picture book The verse is as lively and the pages are as bright and colorful as anyone could wish.
Seuss manner, with pictures in the Christmas colors.