|Published:||December 21st, 1937 by Vanguard Press, Inc., New York|
|Characters:||Marco, Dad, Sergeant Mulvaney, the Mayor, the Alderman|
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|“|| Stop telling such outlandish tales.
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(Main article: Marco)
The narrator of the book, a young boy who encounters a horse and cart on the way home from school. He has a history of run-ins with Dad for telling wild stories. He is particularly upset by this conflict, and it takes the duration of the story for his dynamic change to shape him into a more honest and humble individual.
Marco's stern father. He's very suspicious and finds his son's eyesight "too keen," claiming he should see the world as it really is, and not what he dreams it to be.
The lead policeman whom Marco imagines leading the elephant-drawn brass band with his squadron to avoid oncoming traffic from the perpendicular Bliss Street.
The Mayor and Alderman
Two important town leaders and spectators of the parade Marco dreams up, said to be waving red, white, and blue patriotic flags. Allegedly the mayor is a facsimile of Fordis C. Parker, the 38th mayor of Geisel's hometown, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Jack, Fred, Joe, Nat, and Jane
Marco's peers. They are mentioned in passing, and it can be assumed that the protagonist thinks of them as intellectually inferior.
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The book was first published in 1937 by Vanguard Press, unlike later Seuss books, which were published by Random House.
- The book's rhyme scheme was written with the chugging of a boat in mind, while Seuss was on vacation.
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street on Google Books
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street on Seussville
- Wikipedia Article
- How Dr. Seuss Got His Start 'on Mulberry Street' from NPR
- Dr. Seuss Book 'Mulberry Street' Turns 75 from The New York Times
- Oceanhouse Media eBook App
- Get it on Amazon