Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit
How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Latin
Translated by Terence O. Tunberg, Jennifer Morrish Tunberg
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Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit (The Latin version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas) features Dr. Seuss' original artwork and a translation that echoes the love of word play and the rhythmic narrative of the world's best-selling author of children's books. Jennifer Morrish Tunberg and Terence O. Tunberg recreate the enchanting poetry of the English original.
The wonderful, whimsical and thought-provoking stories of Dr. Seuss have been published in twenty languages. Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit joins the many fine international editions of the works of an American literary icon.
An excellent addition to Seuss collections the world over, this Latin edition of this Christmas classic is delightful way to revisit a treasured tale. Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine GRINCHUS Christi natalem Abrogaverit will be a welcome all-occasion gift, a fine coffee table book, and an enjoyable way to refresh your high-school Latin.
Seven years after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss – pen name for Theodor Geisel – continues to be the best-selling children’s author in the world. Seuss, who understood the serious nature of whimsy, offered beginning readers a fanciful alternative to the mundane world of Dick and Jane. Although he is best known for his innovative approach to children’s literature, Seuss won two academy awards for best documentary and was a talented political satirist.
Jennifer Morrish Tunberg received her doctorate from St. Anne’s College, Oxford, England, specializing in paleography of medieval manuscripts copied in Latin. She currently teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky and is involved in research on neo-Latin novels.
Terence Owen Tunberg received his doctorate from the University of Toronto. He currently teaches in the Department of Classics and the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. He has published widely on medieval and neo-Latin and is founder of the electronic Latin journal Retiarius.
Comments and Reviews
The Tunbergs make Ted Geisel sound like Virgil!
— The Washington Post
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) has been a storybook staple for over 40 years. To the many languages around the world in which it has been successfully published we must now add one more — Neo-Latin! All thanks to scholar-translators Jennifer and Terence Tunberg who have done a delightful version courtesy of Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, the leading publisher of Latin and Greek classroom language materials in this country.
— James A. Cox
The Midwest Book Review
A splendid translation....
— Book News
...the most unusal new book this holiday seasons — a Latin version of the version of the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Yep. Latin. Frontus to backus.
— Scott Smith
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
Here's Cindy-Lou-Who (Laetuli Laetula) and the whole Who-ville crew — in Latin... GRINCHUS is a hoot.
— Trenton Times
Nov. 8, 1998