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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss and Charles D. Cohen

Overview - INSIDE THIS VERY SPECIAL anniversary edition of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, "youÕ ll find the complete, original text and illustrations by Dr. Seuss, along with 32 fascinating pages of commentary, footnotes and archival images - written and compiled by renowned collector and Seuss scholar Charles D.  Read more...

 
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Overview
INSIDE THIS VERY SPECIAL anniversary edition of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, "youÕ ll find the complete, original text and illustrations by Dr. Seuss, along with 32 fascinating pages of commentary, footnotes and archival images - written and compiled by renowned collector and Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. In chatty, conversational style, Cohen reflects upon Dr. Seuss's changing view of Christmas over the years and traces the evolution of the Grinch, his dog Max, and the inhabitants of Who-ville. Also together for the first time are three rarely seen Seuss holiday offerings: " Perfect Present, " a poem about the fluff-footed, frizzle-topped, three-fingered Zift and why it makes the ideal gift; " The Hoobub and the Grinch, " a story about a con artist Grinch who sells pieces of green string; and the spiritually compelling painting and poem " A Prayer for a Child."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780375838477
  • ISBN-10: 0375838473
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 85
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Classics
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent

 
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What d'ya know, the Grinch is 5-0!

In the decades since the publication of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the title character has become almost as much a part of the holiday season as Santa Claus. Is this the ultimate irony, considering how much the Grinch despised the noisy festivities of the Whos, who lived just south of him in Whoville? Not

really, because as we all know, after his heart grew a few sizes, the Grinch came to appreciate the joyous Whos, and even deigned to carve the roast beast at the Who feast.

In How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A 50th Anniversary Retrospective the tale appears in all its original two-color pen-and-ink glory—as we learn in an accompanying essay by Seussiana collector Dr. Charles D. Cohen (no need to tell youngsters that he's also a dentist), the grinchy-green hue didn't come about till the 1966 animated TV special. A "party edition" of the story with special foil cover is also available.

Though Dr. Seuss, the alter-ego of Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote the book in one month and then illustrated it in two, he had pondered the idea of an anti-Santa Claus and a Christmas without "ribbons . . . tags . . . packages, boxes or bags" for years. Cohen traces the evolution of the character and puts Geisel's work into context, pointing out, for example, that two other books about endangered Christmases were published in 1957: Phyllis McGinley's The Year Without Santa Claus, which had appeared in Good Housekeeping a year earlier; and Ogden Nash's The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. But only Seuss' creation has become a cultural phenomenon, leading to two other television specials, a film, a Broadway musical—and, of course, countless allusions in headlines. Cohen runs through a list of TV references to the Grinch's yuletide antics, illustrating that as a figure of holiday redemption, he ranks up there with another baddie gone good: Ebenezer Scrooge.

 
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