Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Oxford University. He received honorary doctorates from Princeton, J.F. Kennedy University, Dartmouth, and Brown University.
By the time he died in 1991, he wrote and illustrated nearly 50 books. During his lifetime his books sold over 100 million copies and have been translated into 20 different languages and that number continues to rise at an accelerated rate. His book, Green Eggs and Ham, is the third-largest selling book in the English language, EVER.
For his writings, Dr. Seuss had been honored with a Pulitzer Prize, two Emmy awards, a Peabody, and three Academy Awards, along with many other literary awards.