HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! by Dr. Seuss
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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another Seuss-chimera joins the ranks of the unforgettable Herlar and with the advent of the Grinch-- a sort of Yule Ghoul who lives in a cave just north of who-ville. While all the Who's made ready on Christmas Eve the Grinch donned a Santa-Claus disguise. In gurgling verse at a galloping gait, we learn how the Grinch stole the "presents, the ribbons, the wrappings, the tags, the tinsel and trappings," from all the Who's. But the Grinch's heart (two sizes too small) melted just in time when he realized that the Who's enjoyed Christmas without any externals. Youngsters will be in transports over the goofy gaiety of Dr. Seuss's first book about a villain -- easily the best Christmas-cad since Scrooge. Inimitable Seuss illustrations of the Grinch's dog Max disguised as a reindeer are in black and white with touches of red. Irrepressible and irresistible.
Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1957
ISBN: 0394800796
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1957




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