4 Lost Dr. Seuss Stories Coming Out

The 1950s tales feature Horton and an early version of the Grinch

By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 31, 2014 3:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Horton heard a Who—and his ears might be ringing right now with the news that he's about to make a comeback. Random House is republishing four Dr. Seuss stories on Sept. 9 that haven't been seen since the 1950s, when they first made their appearance in Redbook magazine, reports USA Today. A Massachusetts collector who previously helped the book publisher exhume other long-forgotten Seuss tales is also the source of this new collection, entitled Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories.

The new tongue-twisting tales by Theodor Seuss Geisel, who died in 1991, feature our old friend Horton; an appearance by Marco, the subject of Seuss' first children's book, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street; and a slightly different Grinch than Whoville's villain—though this one also thinks that "that everyone is a mindless consumer who can be manipulated," according to collector Charles Cohen via USA Today. "For the most part, those [Redbook] magazines were tossed out … and the stories were largely forgotten," Cohen adds. A review in Publishers Weekly says the stories may not be "gems," but they do show Geisel honing his craft and characters.

Four lost Dr. Seuss stories originally published in the 1950s will be republished by Random House in September.
Four lost Dr. Seuss stories originally published in the 1950s will be republished by Random House in September.   (Shutterstock)
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