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The Boy on Fairfield Street:
How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss

by Kathleen Krull, Paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Children around the world have grown up reading and listening to the beloved books of Dr. Seuss. Now those same children will learn how a kid just like them, later became the world famous storyteller in The Boy On Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull. This fascinating picture book biography focuses on the childhood of Ted Geisel, bringing young readers into his world of passion that would lead to his extraordinary life and career.

At 74 Fairfield Street in Springfield, Massachusetts a funny young boy named Ted Geisel lived with his family. He enjoyed reading and drawing, zoo animals and doodling, and most of all fooling around! Ted had many friends in the neighborhood and the boys would spend hours testing each other and goofing around. His favorite pastime however, was drawing; sometimes even sketching on his bedroom walls with crayons! Ted always had an unusual way of looking at things and often expressed them in his art. Finally at age twenty-two, Ted realized he could make a living with his art and the funny way he saw the world.

From the book:

"Certainly, no one he knew seemed to like drawing as much as he did. Sometimes he even drew on his bedroom walls with his crayons. Everyone was horrified except for his mother.

He drew the animals he saw in his father's zoo, he drew imaginary creatures, he drew whatever popped into his head.

Like his friends, he adored Krazy Kat and other comic strips. Ted would run up to the corner each night to greet his father-- then grab the comics page from his father's newspaper."

Kathleen Krull's lively text brings Ted Geisel's childhood to life. A brief section at the back of the book highlights the milestones of his adult years, creating the fullest picture of Dr. Seuss's incredible life.

To Purchase:
   • The Boy on Fairfield Street at Amazon.com
   • The Boy on Fairfield Street at Amazon.ca (Canada)
   • The Boy on Fairfield Street at Amazon.UK

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