How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Average Rating:
Rate this:
The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?
Published: [New York] :, Random House
Copyright Date: p1988
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Custer, Arthur 1923-1998.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 18, 2017

Character not really mean one if he didn't use weapons of mass destruction.
That's the biggest plot hole in children's book.
However, he didn't have the technical expertise & money for nuclear option.
Biological & chemical weapon debatable if he had education which it never stated. The problem that more than even odds he will kill himself by accident.
Conventional weapons including guns & explosives? Same argument unless he buy off-the-shelf. However, that assumed he know gun safety.
He is a poster boy for gun control, small arms restriction & mental health check though.
I'm just playing Devil's advocate & being objective.

Dec 03, 2016

(*Story excerpt*) - Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not.

The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason.

It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all... may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos.

MGBustillo Dec 02, 2016

Classic story of a thief changing his ways

Dec 01, 2016

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch."

Oct 17, 2016

A classic. A story about how it's good to celebrate, whether or not you have lots of stuff to celebrate with.

Jun 18, 2016

A Christmas classic with a wonderful rolling meter and clever rhymes. Up there with Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham in the "fun to read" department.
The message that Christmas is about love not presents is a great one for children, young and old.

Nov 30, 2015

I like his dog. :)

KRockstar10 Feb 06, 2014

I'm honestly not sure I've ever read this book before today! I've seen the cartoon movie and avoided the Jim Carey version like the plague, but this may have been my first interaction with the actual book. It's so cute! Definitely one I will want to own when I have kids.

Sep 27, 2012

I love this book and have since I was a child. Classic story with a good moral to teach children, as well as adults. Dr. Seuss is one of the best authors of all time.

dommie96 Aug 17, 2012

it was just a quick read to one of my old favorite books when i was younger. a book you never get tired of!!

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

blue_dog_5543 Jul 24, 2012

blue_dog_5543 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


Add a Summary

Sep 27, 2012

Ahh, such a classic children’s story. I have loved this book along with the original movie since I was a young child. The story is by Dr. Seuss and states how a person, The Grinch, has been outcast from society and dislikes cheer and goodwill. The Grinch finally decides to stop Christmas, taking away all of the Christmas that was down in Whoville. However, when the people down in Whoville wake up, even though all of their Christmas food and presents were gone they were still happy because Christmas is not about all of the “things” it is about the people you spend time with, cheer and goodwill. The Grinch realizes this just as all of the “things” were about to fall down Mount Crumpit. His heart grows with the love from Whoville and stops the sleigh from falling off the mountain and brings everything back to the town and everyone as on celebrates Christmas with the Grinch.


Add a Quote

MaxineML Dec 23, 2013

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....”


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at DBRL

To Top