Brand-New Dr. Seuss Book, Horse Museum, Will Be Released This Fall

Beloved children’s author and avid hat collector Theodore Geisel published his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937. Though Geisel was his real name, you probably know him better as Dr. Seuss: the late, great creative force behind Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

Just when fans thought they had read everything he had ever written, a piece of good news arrived just ahead of Dr. Seuss Day, which will mark the 115th anniversary of the writer’s birth on March 2. A brand new Seuss book, titled Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, will be posthumously published by Random House this September.

The never-before-seen text, with pictures by Andrew Joyner, is based on an original Seuss manuscript and sketches that were found in the author’s former home in La Jolla, California, in 2013. (The manuscript for what would become the 2015 bestseller What Pet Should I Get? was also unearthed at the same time.)

At its core, Horse Museum is about “creating and experiencing art,” according to the publisher. In the story, an “affable horse” character takes students on a tour of a museum that showcases the ways in which horses were depicted by famous artists—from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock—throughout history. Joyner’s drawings are reminiscent of Seuss’s signature style, and full-color photographs of the “real-life” artworks are also shown alongside the illustrations, making it a great children’s introduction to art history.

“I remember fondly the days when Ted would come to Random House to hand-deliver his latest work, which included reading aloud to staff gathered in a conference room,” Dr. Seuss’s former art director, Cathy Goldsmith, said in a statement. “Poring over the manuscript and Ted’s original sketches for Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum brought me right back to those days, and I continue to be so honored to bring his brilliant work to today’s young readers.”

The book will be released September 3, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon for $19.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

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How Lolita Author Vladimir Nabokov Helped Ruth Bader Ginsburg Find Her Voice

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016.
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The road to becoming a Supreme Court justice is paved with legal briefs, opinions, journal articles, and other written works. In short, you’d likely never get there without a strong writing voice and a knack for clear communication.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg learned these skills from one of the best: Vladimir Nabokov. Though most famous for his 1955 novel Lolita, the Russian-American author wrote countless works in many more formats, from short stories and essays to poems and plays. He also taught literature courses at several universities around the country, including Cornell—where Bader Ginsburg received her undergraduate degree in the early 1950s. While there, she took Nabokov’s course on European literature, and his lessons made an impact that would last for decades to come.

“He was a man who was in love with the sound of words. It had to be the right word and in the right word order. So he changed the way I read, the way I write. He was an enormous influence,” Ginsburg said in an interview with legal writing expert Bryan A. Garner. “To this day I can hear some of the things that he said. Bleak House [by Charles Dickens] was one of the books that we read in his course, and he started out just reading the first few pages about the fog and Miss Flite. So those were strong influences on my writing.”

As Literary Hub reports, it wasn’t the only time RBG mentioned Nabokov’s focus not only on word choice, but also on word placement; she repeated the message in a 2016 op-ed for The New York Times. “Words could paint pictures, I learned from him,” she wrote. “Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.”

While neither Dickens nor Nabokov were writing for a legal audience, their ability to elicit a certain understanding or reaction from readers was something Ginsburg would go on to emulate when expressing herself in and out of the courtroom. In this way, Nabokov’s tutelage illuminated the parallels between literature and law.

“I think that law should be a literary profession, and the best legal practitioners regard law as an art as well as a craft,” she told Garner.