In the enchanting world of Who-ville, “The Grinch” is back, and this time with a sequel to the beloved classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Penguin Random House Children’s Book have exciting news for fans young and old. Get ready to embark on a new Christmas adventure with “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” written by Alastair Heim and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz.

A Reunion with Whimsy and Creativity

Both Heim and Ruiz are no strangers to the magic of Dr. Seuss’ universe. Heim has previously delighted readers with his works like “If I Ran Your School” and “I Am the Cat in the Hat.” Ruiz, on the other hand, has masterfully illustrated the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books for over two decades. Now, they join forces to bring us a heartwarming tale set in the world of the Grinch.

The Grinch’s New Quest

Set one year after the events of the 1957 original, “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” continues the story of the endearing green character with a heart that once grew three sizes. In this sequel, the Grinch is determined to win over the hearts of the Whos in Who-ville by showing his love for the holiday season. His plan involves creating the most magnificent Christmas tree the Whos have ever seen, aiming to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown.

A Chilling Turn of Events

As the Grinch sets out to execute his grand plan, unforeseen challenges arise, and his heart, once warm with Christmas spirit, starts to grow cold. Frustration and disappointment cloud his mind, leading him to consider leaving Who-ville for good. The whimsical and heartwarming tale takes an unexpected twist as Cindy-Lou Who steps in to remind the Grinch about the true meaning of Christmas.

Release Date

Mark your calendars for September 5, as “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” is scheduled for release. The original Grinch book has captured the hearts of millions, selling nearly 10 million copies in North America alone. Its popularity has transcended language barriers, with translations available in multiple languages. Over the years, the story has been adapted into various formats, including a 1966 animated TV special, a live-action movie in 2000 starring Jim Carrey, and a computer-animated film in 2018 with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Grinch.


The anticipation for “How the Grinch Lost Christmas!” is building, as fans eagerly await the heartwarming sequel to Dr. Seuss’ timeless classic. Join the Grinch on his new journey of self-discovery, love, and the true spirit of Christmas. In the marvelous world of Dr. Seuss, anything is possible, and this sequel promises to be a delightful addition to the American Christmas canon.