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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During my Junior year of high school, we used this book in our AP Environmental Science class, that should give you a sense of how fantastic the message is in this story. This story shows children ... Read full review

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This book was great (like every other Dr.Seuss book)! I loved the illustrations in this book. As I learned from my author review, this was one of the first books that Dr. Seuss incorporated color into ... Read full review

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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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