Seussologist Finds Lost Stories

Charles Cohen, who describes himself as a “dentist by profession and Seussologist by obsession” discovered an early magazine story written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel. Cohen made it his mission to find other lost Seuss stories published in magazines between 1948 and 1959. When he got multiple copies he offered them for sale on eBay, mentioning the contents included early work by Seuss. Cohen’s listings were noticed by a publishing house art director who had once worked with Seuss. Now readers can enjoy stories like “Gustav the Goldfish” and “The Strange Shirt Spot” in the newest Dr. Seuss book, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories


Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.