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The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss and published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who is the titular character, "speaks for the trees," and confronts the Once-ler, who causes environmental destruction. Just like most Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book. The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the danger of human destruction of the natural environment, using the literary element of personification to create relatable characters for industry (as the Once-ler), the environment (being the Truffula trees) and activism (as the Lorax). The story encourages personal care and involvement in making the situation better: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." It was Dr. Seuss's personal favorite of his books. He was able to create a story addressing industrial/economic and environmental issues without it being dull: "The Lorax came out of me being angry. In The Lorax I was out to attack what I think are evil things and let the chips fall where they might."
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original title: El Lorax
language: English
date of publication: 1971
genre: children's literature

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  • Lorax

    language: English
    date of publication: 2004

    ISBN-13:978-0-00-717311-2
    ISBN-10:0-00-717311-3

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  • The Lorax

    language: English
    date of publication: 1971

    ISBN-13:978-0-394-82337-9
    ISBN-10:0-394-82337-0

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  • The Lorax

    language: English
    date of publication: 1998

    ISBN-13:978-0-679-88910-6
    ISBN-10:0-679-88910-8

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