Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense

Written by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Christine Pym
Part of the Illustrated Originals Series

7+ readers   5+ readers   Poetry    
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Best-loved nonsense songs such as The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, The Jumblies, The Dong with the Luminous Nose and many more are included in this highly attractive volume. The jokes at the heart of each are perfectly illustrated by Christine Pym adding much to the enjoyment of the whole. A good selection of Edward Lear’s Limericks, also richly illustrated, are included too making the whole book a wonderful introduction to classic works. A useful ribbon mark helps to keep the place!


Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

A beautiful gift edition of Edward Lear’s timeless collection of limericks, jokes and rhymes, enchantingly illustrated. It includes the much-loved The Owl and The Pussycat - as well as lots of other less well known but equally funny and charming rhymes which will delight young children.

An heirloom of the future, this beautiful book is richly produced to a standard this timeless classic deserves, with a padded Hardback cover, a ribbon marker and traditional binding.

Part of the Illustrated Originals series which includes..

Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense


A beautifully illustrated and packed edition which would make a lovely gift - Made for Mums; The illustrations by Christine Pym are superb - they are full of fun and humour and a key part of this lovely book as they are integrated perfectly with the text - Parents in Touch; stunningly and imaginatively illustrated

About the Author

Edward Lear wrote his most famous nonsense poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' as a get-well treat for a friend’s young daughter. It was later published in 1870 making him a household name.

Born in 1812, Lear showed a remarkable talent for drawing from an early age and earnt his living as a draughtsman for the Zoological Society of London. In 1846 he published a collection of his verses, A Book of Nonsense, which became extremely popular with children and adults alike.

Reflecting Lear’s own artistic talents, this edition includes some of his own drawings of birds and glimpses into the life of the man himself.

“He reads, but he cannot speak Spanish,
He cannot abide ginger beer;
Ere the days of his pilgrimage vanish,
How pleasant to know Mr Lear!”

Each poem in this collection is brought to life with a series of illustrations by Robert Ingpen, who has also added his own discovery of the Botany of Bong-tree Land.

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Book Info


240 pages
Interest Age: 5+


Edward Lear
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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2014




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