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Jellicle Cats

Written by T. S. Eliot

Illustrated by Arthur Robins

Part of the Old Possum's Cats Series

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017  T.S Eliot’s best-loved verses, originally published in an anthology, work brilliantly singly in this attractive series of picture books. In Jellicle Cats Arthur Robins captures the wit of the delightful nonsense at the heart of The Song of the Jellicles. How the Jellicle Cats celebrate at the Jellicle Ball when the Jellicle Moon comes out is delightfully demonstrated in his exuberant line illustrations. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for March 2017

Jellicle Cats by T.S. Eliot and Arthur Robins

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks by William Bee

The Story of the Dancing Frog by Quentin Blake

George's Marvellous Experiments inspired by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake

My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley

Many Moons by Remi Courgeon

Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer by Alexanda McCall Smith

Black Cats and Butlers by Janine Beacham

Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen



Jellicle Cats Synopsis

Jellicle Cats come one and all. Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball. Join the Jellicle Cats under the Jellicle Moon in the fourth picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, as they dance the night away. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.

Arthur Robins has illustrated a number of T. S. Eliot books of poetry:

Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat

Mr Mistoffelees The Conjuring Cat


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ISBN: 9780571333417
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571333417
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: T. S. Eliot
Illustrator: Arthur Robins
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Poetry
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Collections: 30 Kids Books About Cats We Love This World Cat Day,

About T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, of an old New England family. He was educated at Harvard and did graduate work in philosophy at the Sorbonne, Harvard, and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915, where he was for a time a schoolmaster and a bank clerk, and eventually literary editor for the publishing house Faber & Faber, of which he later became a director. He published his first book of poems in 1917. He founded and, during the seventeen years of its publication (1922-1939), edited the exclusive and influential literary journal Criterion. In 1927, Eliot became ...

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