Long-lost Seuss to be let loose

A portrait of Dr. Seuss at the Children's Museum o
A portrait of Dr. Seuss at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on July 6, 2004.
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Dr. Seuss fans everywhere can cook up a celebratory meal of green eggs and ham: The doctor is back with at least two more books.

Though the author and illustrator, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991, the books will be based on partially completed manuscripts and sketches uncovered in his house in La Jolla, Calif.

The sketches and text for the books were found shortly after Geisel's death, but were set aside at the time. In 2013, they were rediscovered by his widow and secretary.

"While undeniably special, it is not surprising to me that we found this because Ted always worked on multiple projects and started new things all the time — he was constantly writing and drawing and coming up with ideas for new stories," said Audrey Geisel.

Random House will publish the first book, "What Pet Should I Get?", in July. It stars the same brother and sister pair from Dr. Seuss's 1960 classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish."

It won't be the only long-lost manuscript to be published this summer. Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," her first book since "To Kill A Mockingbird," will also hit shelves in July. It was uncovered in November, fifty years after Lee wrote it.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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