Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
  

Owl and the Pussycat

Written by Edward Lear
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

In this illustrated edition of the beloved nonsense poem by Edward Lear, Anne Mortimer takes the reader on the delightful voyage of the Owl and the Pussycat as they sail across the sea and travel into lush jungles, all by the light of the moon. Filled with rich detail and breathtaking artwork, this is a glowing tribute to the power of true love.

Reviews

Winsome ink-and-watercolor illustrations provide a fine example of the power of artistic interpretation.--School Library Journal ... offers readers a sophisticated re-imagining of Lear's classic children's poem without losing any of its traditional whimsy in the doing.--Kirkus Reviews

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

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Edward Lear
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Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication date

1st September 2007

ISBN

9781553378280


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