6 facts about Dr. Seuss
1. He was not a doctor and Seuss wasn't his real last name
Born Theodore Seuss Geisel, he also used pen names like “T. Seuss,” and “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” and "Theo LeSieg," among others.
2. Leading up to and during WWII, he made political cartoons and war propaganda films
He wanted to join the Navy, but was instead asked to make the propaganda films. Seuss was joined by Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc and others in creation of the films.
3. Green Eggs and Ham was written on a bet
Green Eggs and Ham was Dr. Seuss' best selling book, and it was written as a result of a bet that he couldn't write a book using 50 or fewer distinct words.
4. He is responsible for some words in the Oxford English Dictionary
The words "grinch," "nextly," and "nerd" are all attributed to Seuss in the Oxford English Dictionary, where he at one point was enrolled in the English literature program.
5. He never had any children of his own
While he wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, Seuss never had any children of his own. His wife once said he was afraid of them.
6. Read Across America is celebrated on his birthday
This year marks the 20th annual Read Across America day. It was created by the National Education Association as "the nation’s largest celebration of reading, focusing coast-to-coast attention on the importance and the joys of reading." Source...
Born March 21, 1981 (age 40)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Education Master of Arts
Alma mater Emory University University of California
Genre Young adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Historical fiction, Romantic comedy, Middle-grade fiction, screenplay
Notable works Fallen series Source...
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Born: 5 March 1986 (age 35 years), Manhattan, New York, United States
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American novelist, UNHCR goodwill ambassador,and former physician.
His debut novel The Kite Runner was a critical and commercial success; the book and his subsequent novels have all been at least partially set in Afghanistan and have featured an Afghan as the protagonist. Wikipedia
Born: 4 March 1965 (age 56 years), Kabul, Afghanistan
Spouse: Roya Hosseini
Children: Farah Hosseini, Harris Hosseini
Education: University of California San Diego, MORE
Awards: Indies Choice Book Award for Adult Fiction