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Michael Murpurgo, June 2011's Guest Editor, says: "I loved the eccentric drawings, the wonderfully clever rhymes, and head-nodding beat of the limericks. The old man with birds nesting in his beard was my grandfather. No question."
The classic collection of nonsense by the greatest nonsensicalist of all time, Edward Lear - inventor of the limerick, and creator of the "Jumblies" and "The Owl and the Pussy Cat".
|Publication date:||9th April 2001|
|Publisher:||Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber and Faber|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
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 ...More About Edward Lear