This was during World War I. During this time, Ted's family suffered serval hardships due to the war and prohibition. The family gradually recovered financially though.
Cat in the Hat
The book The Cat in the Hat was writtin to a response to a Life Magazine articel. This book was probably the defining book of Ted's career. With the release of this book, Ted became the definitive children's book author and illustrator.
Dr. Seuss Graduating from Dartmouth College
In his teenage years, Ted left Springfield to attend Dartmouth College, this is where he became editor-in-chief of the Jack-O-Latern, Dartmouth' s humor magazine.
Attending Oxford University
In his college years, Dr. Seuss attended Oxford University in England. This was maily to please his father.
Meeting First Wife
While he attended Oxford, he did meet his first wife, Helen Palmer. She was also a children's author and editor.
World War II
World War II approached, and he began contributing weekly political cartoons to PM Magazine, a liberal publication.
Helen Palmer's Death
Ted's first wife, Helen Palmer, died on October 23, 1967. He then remarried Audrey Stone Geisel, who now guards his legacy ad the president of the Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
Dr. Seuss's Death
Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991. At the time of his death, he had written and illustrated 44 children's books. They are now translated in more than 15 different languages.