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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. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Synopsis

This is a stunning new gift edition of this much-loved classic, with the celebrated black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey. Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad ...The whimsical 1982 Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new poetry edition, perfect for children and Eliot aficionados alike. These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. This collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger!

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Press Reviews

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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ISBN: 9780571321261
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780571321261
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: T. S. Eliot
Illustrator: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Poetry, Poetry
Recommendations: eBooks

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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