Dr. Seuss’s Long-Lost Final Book Is about Art History
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Dr. Seuss’s Long-Lost Final Book Is about Art History

Six years ago, Audrey Geisel discovered a box in her home in La Jolla, California. It belonged to her late husband, Theodore, who was known affectionately by the world as his nom de plume, Dr. Seuss . Following his death in 1991, she had donated the bulk of his sketches, manuscripts, and other ephemera to the University of California, San Diego. But Audrey had missed a box two decades earlier. There wasn’t a fox with this particular box, but there were two unfinished manuscripts for children’s stories. The first one, which was nearly completed, became the 2015 book What Pet Should I Get? ; the other titled Horse Museum , will be published this September by Random House. The book was illustrated by Australian author Andrew Joyner, based on Dr. Seuss’s text, sketches, and notes. It arrives 9 months after Audrey passed away at age 97. It’s likely that this is the last book from the mind of Ted Geisel. Because he spent a lifetime as an artist—from his early years as a political cartoonist , to his celebrated children’s books, to his secret nighttime painting practice —it’s only fitting that this story is an art history lesson for […]

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