A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville, Dec. 18, 1966.
(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) BOSTON - Dr. Seuss fans might find their hearts growing three sizes this coming holiday season with the release of a sequel to the 1957 classic children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"The new book picks up one year after the original, and like the first, teaches a valuable lesson about the true spirit of the holiday, Dr.
Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books announced Thursday.The sequel entitled "How the Grinch Lost Christmas!" is not based on a newly discovered manuscript by Seuss — whose real name was Theodor Geisel — but was written and illustrated by an author and artist with previous experience in the Dr. Seuss universe."One of the most asked questions we receive from Seuss fans of all ages is ‘What do you think happened to the Grinch after he stole Christmas?" said Alice Jonaitis, executive editor at Random House Children’s Books, in a statement.The original Grinch book has sold nearly 10 million copies in North America alone and like other Seuss books has been translated into multiple languages.
It was made into a 1966 animated TV special narrated by Boris Karloff, a 2000 live-action movie starring Jim Carrey and a computer-animated film in 2018 with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Grinch.Theodor Seuss Geisel, writer, poet, and cartoonist, at work on a drawing of a grinch, the hero of his book, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' in 1957. (Photo by: Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) PREVIOUS: Happy birthday, Mr. Grinch: Dr. Seuss's book about the 'mean one' turns 65The new book, scheduled for release