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.