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How the Grinch stole Christmas  Cover Image Book Book

How the Grinch stole Christmas / Dr. Seuss.

Seuss, Dr. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0394800796
  • ISBN: 9780394800790
  • Physical Description: 56 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [1985]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Original copyright 1957. Copyright renewed 1985.
Summary, etc.:
The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling green monster with a heart "two sizes too small" who lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is his unloved, but loyal dog, Max. From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Annoyed, he decides to stop Christmas from coming by stealing their presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast. He crudely disguises himself as Santa Claus, and forces Max, disguised as a reindeer, to drag a sleigh to Whoville. Once there, the Grinch slides down the chimney and steals all of the Whos' Christmas presents, the Christmas tree, and the log for their fire. He is briefly interrupted in his burglary by Cindy Lou, a little Who girl, but concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape from her home.The Grinch then takes his sleigh to the top of Mount Crumpit, and prepares to dump all of the presents into the abyss. As dawn breaks, he expects to hear the Whos' bitter and sorrowful cries, but is confused to hear them singing a joyous Christmas song instead. He puzzles for a moment until it dawns upon him that perhaps Christmas is more than presents and feasting: "Maybe Christmas, he thought, means a little bit more." The Grinch's shrunken heart suddenly grows three sizes larger. The reformed Grinch returns all of the Whos' presents and trimmings and is warmly invited to the Whos' feast, where he has the honor of carving the Roast Beast.
Target Audience Note:
590L Lexile
Decoding demand: 45 (medium) Semantic demand: 86 (very high) Syntactic demand: 76 (high) Structure demand: 83 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3 0.5 9025.
Subject: Grinch (Fictitious character) > Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Christmas fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Juvenile works.

Available copies

  • 123 of 143 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 5 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 143 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold E SERIES SEUSS (Text) 30000024245791 Easy Books Checked out 02/16/2023
Jefferson County Library-Northwest E SEUSS (Text) 30000023853801 Seasonal Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest E SERIES SEUSS (Text) 30000024923900 Easy Books Available -
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