Seven 'Lost' Dr. Seuss Stories Will be Released in September

"The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories" will be published in September.

ByABC News
August 16, 2011, 1:48 PM

Aug. 16, 2011— -- If you'd like to read a book in a nook,

A new book with a new hook that uses cool words like zook,

Then take a seat and put up your feet

Because a new Dr. Seuss treat is coming. How neat!

Seven lost stories by the beloved children's author will hit bookshelves on Sept. 27.

The tales, full of whimsical new characters -- such as a gluttonous duck named McKluck -- and Dr. Seuss' signature rhyming style, will be bundled together in a book called "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories."

"The stories are complete and satisfying. They are not at all second-class citizens," Cathy Goldsmith, vice president and associate publishing director of Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group, told Publishers Weekly.

"The Bippolo Seed" will feature Dr. Seuss' original illustrations, but enlarged and with added color.

"Lost" Dr. Seuss Stories to Be Published

The stories were first published in Redbook in 1950 and 1951 during a period when the author frequently wrote short stories for magazines.

"These were not stories that were found in a drawer after his death," Dr. Seuss afficionado Charles Cohen told Publisher's Weekly. "Ted Geisel felt very strongly about them."

Cohen discovered the stories while researching some of Dr. Seuss' early work. He purchased the magazines on eBay for a few dollars apiece.

Random House told Publisher's Weekly that Cohen first pitched them the idea of turning Dr. Seuss' magazine stories into a hardcover book 11 or 12 years ago.

During that time, however, several Seuss-milestones got in the way. Cohen helped the publisher celebrate the author's 100th birthday, known as the "Seussentennial". He also penned introductions to several of Dr. Seuss' books that were celebrating their 50th anniversaries.

Cohen said he was glad the stories were finally going to be shared with a new generation.

"This is Dr. Seuss exactly when he was becoming Dr. Seuss," he said.

Random House and Cohen did not respond to's requests for comment.