Today in Book News: Lost Dr. Seuss stories to be published! “He climbed. He grew dizzy. His ankles grew numb. But he climbed and he climbed and he clum and he clum.” Random House Kids is coming out with a collection of forgotten Dr. Seuss stories that were published in midcentury magazines. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories will be released in September. Random House describes the book: “This follow-up toThe Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features familiar Seussian faces and places — including Horton the Elephant, Marco, Mulberry Street, and a Grinch — as well as an introduction by renowned Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen.”
Also today, HarperCollins says it will cut parts of a book that caused former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura to sue the estate of late author Chris Kyle for defamation. Kyle’s book American Sniper alleges that Kyle punched Ventura after the former governor and pro-wrestler commented that the Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few” in Iraq. On Tuesday, a jury awarded Ventura almost $2 million.