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
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Summary: A boy living in a strange and polluted town cuts down a tree to frond a Lorax. He complains about the pollution and how their land used to be clean and filled with beautiful plants. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - amartino1208 - LibraryThing

The Lorax is the protector of the forest full of Truffula trees. The Once-ler comes and begins to harvest the trees for profit. Eventually he gets greedy and breaks a promise he made to the Lorax ... Read full review

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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
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THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. FromThe Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, andBartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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