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Nonsense Limericks

Written by Edward Lear

Illustrated by Arthur Robins

Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series

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An attractive volume of Edward Lear’s best-loved and timeless limericks all of which are brilliantly realised in Arthur Robins witty illustrations. The collection opens with: “There was an Old Man with a beard,/ Who said, “It is just as I feared!-/ Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,/ Have built their nests in my beard!”. It also includes a wonderful array of other equally inventive, witty and barmy verses to tickle the senses and inspire a love of this kind of verse.


Nonsense Limericks Synopsis

There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border.

Enjoy Edward Lear's hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks - published on their own for the first time. As found in the collected works, The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, which has been in print since 1947 and has sold tens of thousands of copies. The nonsense works, of which the limericks were a part, were first published in the mid-1800s.

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ISBN: 9780571302260
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571302260
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: Edward Lear
Illustrator: Arthur Robins
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Poetry
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Classics

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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