Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Written by T. S. Eliot
Illustrated by Edward Gorey
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The world-famous rhymes starring cats such as Macavity the Mystery Cat and Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat are beautifully presented in this edition with illustrations by Axel Scheffler best-known for his pictures of the Gruffalo. Perfect for reading out loud, the poems about the practical cats are both humorous and affectionate, catching the quirky and familiar foibles of all cats.
The Good Book Guide Review. Bustopher Jones: the Cat about Town: Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat: Macavity the Mystery Cat. The most imaginative and memorable cats in the world of poetry.
~ The Good Book Guide
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there!
In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber and Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.
'If cats, witchy or not, are your child's thing don't miss the new Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. He captures the quirky soleminity of T.S.Eliot's classic in just a way to make 5+ readers fall in love with it.' Times
These classic cat poems which sum up all the different kinds of cats there can be are given a delightful new look by bestselling Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Scheffler's cats are cuddly creatures with expressive eyes through which the cats convey the hilarity and nonsense of T S Eliot's verses. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading.co.uk
A lovely edition of an old favourite ... it will be enjoyed again and again. Carousel
This beautifully produced book should be introduced to every child and ought to be in every classroom for children to discover.' Scholastic: Read Me
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