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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Written by Edward Lear

Illustrated by Charlotte Voake

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This stunning new edition of Edward’s Lear’s classic story poem makes a handsome pair to Julia Donaldson’ The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat which is also illustrated by Charlotte Voake. Every familiar of Lear’s tender and comical rhyme is perfectly picked up in the illustrations: the pea-green boat; the honey and money; the Piggy-wig with the ring at the end of his nose. A glorious final spread shows the happy pair dancing contentedly by the light of the moon! Julia Donaldson, who wrote The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat provides an additional introduction. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Synopsis

Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson.

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea. In a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem has delighted readers of all ages for generations. It is given new life by Charlotte Voake's exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young.

Be sure to look out for Julia Donaldson's sequel to this much-loved poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.

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ISBN: 9780723297277
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780723293217
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780723293217
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: Edward Lear
Illustrator: Charlotte Voake
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Edward Lear

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 ...

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