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Horton Hatches the Egg

(1940)
(The first book in the Horton series)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted. They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Geisel's most inspired verse and some of his best-ever illustrations, the dated style of which only accentuates their power and charm. A book no childhood should be without. (Ages 2 to 7) --Richard Farr

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg (Kohl's Cares For Kids)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-375-84485-6 / 978-0-375-84485-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seus
ISBN: 0-00-776755-2 / 978-0-00-776755-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
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October 1940 : USA Hardback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-80077-X / 978-0-394-80077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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October 1940 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Horton Hatches The Egg (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-8085-2459-3 / 978-0-8085-2459-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: HORTON HATCHES EGG BK/C (Dr. Seuss Book and Cassette Classics)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-82956-5 / 978-0-394-82956-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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October 1940 : USA Library Binding

Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-606-03534-6 / 978-0-606-03534-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-195739-2 / 978-0-00-195739-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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December 1962 : UK Hardback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-195302-8 / 978-0-00-195302-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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September 1940 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-90077-4 / 978-0-394-90077-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-827203-4 / 978-0-00-827203-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg: Yellow Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-717519-1 / 978-0-00-717519-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg: Yellow Back Book
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-743398-0 / 978-0-00-743398-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-727578-1 / 978-0-00-727578-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg: Complete & Unabridged (Dr Seuss Book & CD)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-720650-X / 978-0-00-720650-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg (Dr. Seuss Classic Collection)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-195740-6 / 978-0-00-195740-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 1979 : UK Paperback

Title: Horton Hatches the Egg (Colour Cubs)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-196002-4 / 978-0-00-196002-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Carnival
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1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-679-84165-2 / 978-0-679-84165-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House. NY. 1968.
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Audio Editions

January 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Listening Library
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1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 1-55886-135-1 / 978-1-55886-135-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Smarty Pants Audio & Video
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November 1981 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-07839-X / 978-0-394-07839-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer School Pub
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Horton Hatches the Egg (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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