Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up a Guide to Art History That Was Never Published—Until Now
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Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up a Guide to Art History That Was Never Published—Until Now

A page from Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Courtesy of Beginner Books. Parents, art fans, and horse lovers everywhere all have something to rejoice about: There’s a helpful new museum guide, ready to teach us about art history from ancient Chinese art to the Italian Renaissance to modernism. He is a talking horse. This is Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum , the newest—and likely last—book from the beloved (and long dead) children’s author, whose real name Theodor Seuss Geisel. The highly anticipated book comes out next Tuesday, September 3. After he died in 1991, Geisel’s manuscripts, sketches, letters, and other professional artifacts were donated to the University of California, San Diego, where they live. However, six years ago, the author’s widow Audrey Geisel came across an overlooked box in their former home in La Jolla, California that housed two long-forgotten, unpublished manuscripts. Ms. Geisel phoned her husband’s longtime publisher, Beginner Books, and it’s then-president, Cathy Goldsmith. Goldsmith, who had formed a close relationship with the Geisels as a young designer in the late ’80s and early ’90s, was on a plane three days later. Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, 2019. Courtesy of Beginner Books. […]

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