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The Illustrated Old Possum With illustrations by Nicolas Bentley

Written by T. S. Eliot

Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley

Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series

The Illustrated Old Possum With illustrations by Nicolas Bentley Synopsis

Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad . . . The original Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new hardback 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. The collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger!

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571313082
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: T. S. Eliot
Illustrator: Nicolas Bentley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages

About T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965. Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) lived in London and Somerset and 'drew the pictures' (to quote his famous byline) for more than seventy books.

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