Unpublished Dr. Seuss Manuscript Drawing All Sorts of Attention

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American author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) works on illustrations for one of his children's books at his La Jolla, Calif. home in April 1957.

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Add another Seuss-driven literary wonder to the world’s most-wanted list of children’s books.

Prior to his death in 1991, Theodor Seuss Geisel captivated minds of all ages with his creative pen for enjoyable personas. To this day, his lineup of literature continues to thrive — so much so that an unpublished Dr. Seuss manuscript has hit the auction market with heavy demand. (See the top 10 outrageous eBay auctions.)

NBC Los Angeles reports that the 19-page version of All Sorts of Sports grossed a bid of $19,000 on Wednesday. The piece chronicles the trials and tribulations of an indecisive character named Pete, who tests out 100 different athletic activities. (See photos of kids’ books coming to life in the movies.)

NPR revealed on Wednesday’s Morning Edition that the unfinished treasure originated in 1969, sharing some special clues about the origins of another Dr. Seuss classic — The Cat in the Hat. For more behind the story, listen to their radio interview with auction house owner Nate D. Sanders.

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