The Seven Lady Godivas

The Seven Lady Godivas

Book - 1987 | Commemorative, reissued ed.
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Publisher: New York : Random House, 1987, c1967.
Edition: Commemorative, reissued ed.
ISBN: 9780394562698
0394562690
Branch Call Number: SEUSS
Characteristics: [69] p. : ill.

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mmcbeth29
Dec 25, 2014

Violence: abuse of animals

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mmcbeth29
Dec 25, 2014

Sexual Content: nakedness

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mmcbeth29
Dec 25, 2014

This is NOT Dr. Seuss for children. The cover alone is enough to make that statement.

Lord Godiva has seven daughters (all running around naked). He dies after riding a horse so the seven Lady Godivas swear to find a horse truth each, to benefit man, before they can marry one of the seven Peeping brothers (one of whom is called Tom of course). The ladies push their horses to the limit until these truths become apparent such as "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" and "Don't put the cart before the horse." Horses and Ladies alike were harmed in the search for this knowledge.

This story was extremely tongue in cheek. Although Seuss was clever in some spots, the nakedness of these ladies (while everyone else is clothed) is silly and the story is simply strange. I think if the ladies had their clothes on the story would have been more interesting, but then they couldn't be Lady Godiva's I suppose. This was written in 1939 which is rather surprising for the time period. Not even close to my favorite Dr. Seuss material.

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Dec 25, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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