The Lorax

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Random House, 1971 - Juvenile Fiction - 70 pages
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Long before "going green" was mainstream, Dr. Seuss's Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale, we learn of the Once-ler, who came across a valley of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots ("frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits as they played in the shade and ate Truffula Fruits"), and how his harvesting of the tufted trees changed the landscape forever. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers not only about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.
  

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The illustrations are very good too. - LibraryThing
Lots of funny pictures and silly words. - LibraryThing
One reason I liked this book was for the writing. - LibraryThing
I loved the illustrations in this book. - LibraryThing
Yes, it's a sad book, but it has a hopeful ending. - LibraryThing
The colors are bright and the pictures are fanciful. - LibraryThing

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Finally reading The Lorax for the first time on Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday! Of course this is well written. And, not surprisingly for a writer as timeless as Seuss, the message still holds up. In fact ... Read full review

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I feel Dr. Seuss does a great job telling children the beauty and importance of nature. While rhyming and using science-fiction characters in his illustrations he clearly shows the harm in cutting down all the trees in the environment. I feel this is a great book for a science lesson! Read full review

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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Copyright

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About the author (1971)

TERESA MLAWER is a pioneer in Spanish-language publishing in the United States. She has translated over three hundred children's books from English to Spanish. Teresa has dedicated her life to the cause of literacy, especially among Hispanic children in the US and Latin America. As a well-known specialist in children's literature, she works with publishers, educators, and librarians to bring the best literature, whether authentic or in translation, to the attention of Hispanic children and young adults.
 
GEORGINA LÁZARO, a native of Puerto Rico, is the author of many books in Spanish for children. Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2010 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Federico García Lorca. The same year, the Association for Library Services to Children, part of the American Library Association, named this book one of the most notable books for children. Georgina has translated many books written in verse from English to Spanish, among them Shel Silverstein's book Every Thing On It

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