Dr. Seuss and Random House Announce ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ Sequel

Sequel will be published this fall by Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
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February 23, 2023

"How the Grinch Lost Christmas"
"How the Grinch Lost Christmas"Dr. Seuss Enterprises

On Sept. 5,

Dr. Seuss Enterprises


Random House Children’s Books

will publish Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!,” an official sequel to the holiday story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” which was originally published in 1957 and has sold nearly 10 million copies in North America alone. With this new story set in Who-ville, readers will finally get to know how the Grinch spent Christmas one year after the events of his big heist and will see if he has truly embraced the spirit of Christmas. The publication was announced by Judith Haut, executive vice president, deputy publisher, Random House Children’s Books, with Susan Brandt, president and chief executive officer, Dr. Seuss Enterprises.  

“How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” marks the first time that Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books have expanded Dr. Seuss’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” narrative. The new story begins one year after the


stole Christmas from Who-ville. Eager to prove

to the Whos that his heart has grown to love the holiday, the Grinch devises a plan to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown by making the largest, most spectacular Christmas tree the Whos have ever seen.  

Featuring a foil-enhanced jacket and full-color illustrations rendered in the style of its predecessor, “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” is a fully original story, written and illustrated in classic Dr. Seuss style by author, Alastair Heim, and artist, Aristides Ruiz.  

“‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ is one of the most-beloved holiday celebration books of all time,” says Brandt. “Adding to that legacy with a sequel is a process we have carefully considered, and we love what the author and illustrator have created. We feel it will be yet another heartwarming piece of Seussian literature that will help families around the world grow their hearts three more sizes as they celebrate the holidays for decades to come.” 

“One of the most-asked questions we receive from Seuss fans of all ages is ‘What do you think happened to the Grinch after he stole Christmas?’” says Alice Jonaitis, executive editor, Dr. Seuss Publishing. “We are excited to finally be able to answer this question and have the magic of Grinchmas live on with this new book brought to life by Alastair Heim and Aristides Ruiz.” 

Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” is available for pre-order now. 

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