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Lorax statue taken from garden of Dr. Seuss’ widow

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, 1971 first edition published by Random House. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and PBA Galleries.
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, 1971 first edition published by Random House. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and PBA Galleries.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – They took the Lorax, made of bronze, the thieves they came and now he’s gone.

A 2-foot statue of Dr. Seuss’s the Lorax has been stolen from the San Diego home of the author’s 90-year-old widow.

U-T San Diego says Audrey Geisel, widow of Theodore Geisel, the real name of Dr. Seuss, noticed Monday that the statue was missing from her garden.

Property manager Carl Romero says he noticed footprints indicating the thieves had dragged away the 300-pound statue and lifted it over a fence.

Cast in bronze by Audrey Geisel’s daughter Lark Grey Dimond-Cate, the Lorax was the only Seuss character sculpture at the La Jolla property.

The Lorax has enjoyed special attention because of the recently released film version of Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environmental fable for children.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, 1971 first edition published by Random House. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and PBA Galleries.
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, 1971 first edition published by Random House. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and PBA Galleries.