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The Lorax

(1971)
A Picture Book by

 
 
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

The now remorseful Once-ler--our faceless, bodiless narrator--tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. ("It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat.") As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees "for the trees have no tongues") repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved "UNLESS." Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost--the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future. (Ages 4 to 8)

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2012 : Hardback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 9650706003 / 978-9650706005
Publisher: Keter Publishing
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September 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: The Lorax (Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-741401-3 / 978-0-00-741401-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-732618-1 / 978-0-00-732618-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-730582-6 / 978-0-00-730582-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The LORAX - Kohl's Dr. Seuss Collector's Edition
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-375-86136-X / 978-0-375-86136-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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August 1971 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-92337-5 / 978-0-394-92337-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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August 1971 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lorax (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-88103-418-5 / 978-0-88103-418-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-82337-0 / 978-0-394-82337-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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February 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-679-88910-8 / 978-0-679-88910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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September 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-180001-9 / 978-0-00-180001-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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September 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-195458-X / 978-0-00-195458-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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August 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-606-03849-3 / 978-0-606-03849-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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November 1911 : USA Hardback

Title: Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-07841-1 / 978-0-394-07841-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Tdm Audio
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-820392-X / 978-0-00-820392-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-745593-3 / 978-0-00-745593-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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February 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Lorax: Yellow Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-795177-9 / 978-0-00-795177-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-741421-8 / 978-0-00-741421-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-792295-7 / 978-0-00-792295-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-741429-3 / 978-0-00-741429-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax: Yellow Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-717311-3 / 978-0-00-717311-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-717620-1 / 978-0-00-717620-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Book & Tape)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-100731-9 / 978-0-00-100731-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lorax Mini Book and Puppet
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-679-88909-4 / 978-0-679-88909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tottenzo
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Dr. Seuss Classic Collection)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-00-170012-X / 978-0-00-170012-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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March 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-679-82273-9 / 978-0-679-82273-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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December 1977 : USA Paperback

Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-394-04656-0 / 978-0-394-04656-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
ISBN: 0-679-83464-8 / 978-0-679-83464-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

January 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lorax
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
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September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Author(s): Dr Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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