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The Bippolo Seed

(2011)
And Other Lost Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure! Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, they include "The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga " (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash!); "Gustav the Goldfish" (an early, rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water); "Tadd and Todd" (a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins); "Steak for Supper" (about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner); "The Bippolo Seed" (in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision); "The Strange Shirt Spot" (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back); and "The Great Henry McBride" (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself).

In an introduction to the collection, Cohen traces the history of these stories, which demonstrate an intentional and significant change that led to the writing style we associate with Dr. Seuss today. Cohen also explores these stories' themes that recur in better-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination, or the perils of greed). With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want to miss!

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-743845-1 / 978-0-00-743845-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Seuss
ISBN: 0-375-86435-0 / 978-0-375-86435-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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September 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-375-96435-5 / 978-0-375-96435-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-828809-7 / 978-0-00-828809-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-747819-4 / 978-0-00-747819-4 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-743846-X / 978-0-00-743846-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-743844-3 / 978-0-00-743844-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-750299-0 / 978-0-00-750299-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Author(s): Seuss
ISBN: 0-307-74605-4 / 978-0-307-74605-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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