oh the places youll go

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"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you will go."(Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You'll Go ). Dr. Seuss is one of the best children's authors to ever write. From his first book "And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street " to his multiple movies, he is a very talented author and cartoonist.

Dr. Seuss, was born Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904, on Howard Street, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was born to Theodor Robert and Henrietta Geisel, German immigrants. The Geisel family were a family of brewers.

He attended Dartmouth College. While in college Seuss joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Theodor was the editor in chief of the college humor magazine, called the Jack-O-Lantern. Theodor was caught drinking, during prohibition, gin with nine of his buddies in his room. He was told he needed to drop all of his extracurricular activities to be able to graduate in 1925 with his bachelorette degree.

He wanted to continue to contribute to the humor magazine without the school administration knowing, that is where the name Seuss came from. Seuss was his mother's maiden name and no one at the college knew it was him. After graduating from Dartmouth he then went to Oxford University in England to obtain his PhD in English literature. He met his wife, Helen Palmer, at the school and she was the one who encouraged him to quit school and tour Europe with her. He decided to tour Europe instead of going to school. They moved back to the United States where Theodor took a job as a cartoonist for Standard oil writing ad campaign for 15 years. He later went on to work for Life, Vanity Fair and...