50 Year Old Cat

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Hats off to a 50-year-old Cat | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books

Interview with Theodor Geisel's widow:

This month the first, ground-breaking Cat in the Hat book is 50 years old. Jammed full of jazz rhythms and rhymes, in 1957 it was so utterly unlike anything else around that the author (also known as Theodor Geisel) struggled to get it published. After 27 separate attempts he was on the point of giving up. 'He was going to toss the book into the nearest wastepaper basket,' said Audrey Geisel, Theodor's 85-year-old widow...

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