What is Dr. Seuss's real name?


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Dr. Seuss' real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was the author of over 60 books, the majority of which he wrote and illustrated for children.

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Some of Dr Seuss' most popular books included "The Cat In The Hat," "Green Eggs And Ham" and "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." The books are read worldwide and have been translated into over 15 languages.

Dr Seuss was born in 1904 and raised in Springfield, MA. He graduated from Dartmouth College, then briefly studied at Oxford University intending to become a professor. After leaving England and returning to the United States, Dr. Seuss pursued a career as a cartoon artist. He first used the pen name "Seuss" for a cartoon he published in the July 1927 issue of "The Saturday Evening Post."

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