The Lorax

TitleThe Lorax
Year for Search1971
Authors[Geisel], [Theodor Seuss](1904-91)
Tertiary AuthorsSeuss, Dr. [pseud.]
Date Published1971
PublisherRandom House
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Children’s picture book depicting the creation of an environmental dystopia through logging an area until no tree is left, and all the wildlife have fled. Terri Birkett wrote a response to defend logging, The Truax. illus. Orrin Lundgren Memphis, TN: Hardwood Forest Foundation, 1995, which was sponsored by the National Wood Flooring Manufacturers’ Association. http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/NDow/files/TRUAX1.pdf

Info Notes

A TV adaptation was aired on CBS February 14, 1972. A feature film directed by Chris Renaud (b. 1966) with a screenplay by Cinco Paul (b. 1964) and Ken Daurio (b. 1972) was released March 2, 2012. A musical version with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink (b. 1986) ran at the Old Vic in London from December 2, 2015, to January 16, 2016, returned in 2017, and has toured in the U.S.

Illustration

Picture book illus. by the author

Pseudonym

Dr. Seuss [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

PSt

Author Note

(1904-91)

Full Text

1971 [Geisel, Theodor Seuss] (1904-91). The Lorax. By Dr. Seuss [pseud.]. New York: Random House. PSt 

Children’s picture book depicting the creation of an environmental dystopia through logging an area until no tree is left, and all the wildlife have fled. Terri Birkett wrote a response to defend logging, The Truax. illus. Orrin Lundgren Memphis, TN: Hardwood Forest Foundation, 1995, which was sponsored by the National Wood Flooring Manufacturers’ Association. http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/NDow/files/TRUAX1.pdf. A TV adaptation was aired on CBS February 14, 1972. A feature film directed by Chris Renaud (b. 1966) with a screenplay by Cinco Paul (b. 1964) and Ken Daurio (b. 1972) was released March 2, 2012. A musical version with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink (b. 1986) ran at the Old Vic in London from December 2, 2015, to January 16, 2016, returned in 2017, and has toured in the U.S.