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A Never-Before-Released Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming This Fall

Mark your calendars! The original manuscript was found in the late author's home 21 years after his death in 1991.

If you thought you read all things Dr. Seuss — think again. Twenty-eight years after the author’s death, a new book is being released this fall.

According to a press release from Random House, the new book, titled “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum,” is about creating and experiencing art and “how we all see the world in different ways.” The book follows a friendly horse as he takes a group of students on a tour of an art museum.

So where did this book come from? The original manuscript was found in the late author’s home 21 years after his death in 1991, alongside the manuscript for the 2015 book “What Pet Should I Get,” which became a New York Times bestseller.

“We’re so excited to have ‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ to share with readers, and to give them an inside look at how Ted thought about art, and how he viewed the world—which was with a creative eye, and a passionate belief in imagination,” said Susan Brandt, president, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., in the press release. “This new book will not only entertain as only Dr. Seuss can, but is sure to inspire conversations about the countless ways we each view the world around us. We happily expect that many children will be asking, ‘What do YOU see?’ after sitting with this latest creation by Dr. Seuss.”

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While the words will be Dr. Seuss’s own, the sketches have been done by illustrator Andrew Joyner and include reproductions of famous horse artwork by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and other artists. The book will also feature appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters like the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and Horton the Elephant. The artwork is being overseen by Dr. Seuss’s former art director, Cathy Goldsmith, who worked directly with the author on books like “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

“I remember fondly the days when Ted would come to Random House to hand-deliver his latest work, which included reading aloud to staff gathered in a conference room,” Goldsmith said. “Poring over the manuscript and Ted’s original sketches for ‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ brought me right back to those days, and I continue to be so honored to bring his brilliant work to today’s young readers.”

Long-Lost Dr. Suess Book Published 25 Years After His Death
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“Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum” will be published on Sept. 3. Will you be picking up a copy of the new Dr. Suess book?