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The Boy on Fairfield Street

The Boy on Fairfield Street

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Series: Biographical
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 0375855505
ISBN: 0375855505

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss). This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick.

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Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick.

The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants, and his inherent sense of humor all fed into the imagination of this boy.

He was a square peg in a round hole until he found that he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased—doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.

The last section of the book outlines the important events in his adult life. In addition to the evocative paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, the book is profusely decorated with art from Dr. Seuss books.

About the Author:

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of… series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Learn more about Kathleen here.

A Few Reviews:

“I loved this book when I read it in our school library. My grandson likes to write and this story about Dr. Seuss as a boy has been an encouragement to him. I have found that children enjoy finding out about the authors of the books that they read and learning that these authors were once ordinary kids just like they are.”

“This is a wonderful biography, geared for children, on the life of Dr. Seuss. The book focuses on his early years, then has more details about the end of his life in an epilogue. I am not sure who enjoyed this book more, my 7-year-old, or me! We purchased it for our Dr. Seuss unit, part of celebrating his birthday March 2nd. This book encourages young ones to follow their dreams, as it details Ted Geisel pursuing his love for drawing. It is a wonderfully imaginative and positive story. I also love the illustrations! This book really builds your love for this already beloved children’s book author. Highly recommend.”

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