Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547248271
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved 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.

Table of Contents

The Naming of Cats 1

The Old Gumbie Cat 4

Growltiger's Last stand 8

The Rum Tum Tugger 14

The Song of the Jellicles 18

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer 22

Old Deuteronomy 27

The Pekes and the Pollicles 31

Mr. Mistoffelees 36

Macavity: The Mystery Cat 40

Gus: The Theatre Cat 44

Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town 49

Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat 52

The Ad-Dressing of cats 58

Cat Morgan Introduces Himself 62

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Edward Gorey illustrations are wonderful. The poems are very creative and fun, and lighthearted - interesting childrens poems as contrasted to T.S. Eliot's usual darker adult poetry such as The Wasteland. I would actually love to have this in my hardcopy collection but the Nook edition is still great and was a little bit cheaper.
Smiler69 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
What's there not to like? It's poetry about cats with names such as Rumpleteazer, Deutoronomy and Skimbleshanks, with wonderful illustrations by Edward Gorey. I was enjoying it enough, but then started reading aloud to my little menagerie and our combined enjoyment was tenfold. Now I'm wondering if I should rename my own cats. 'Mimi' and 'Ezra' just seem so ordinary and are missing a few syllables besides... But how could I forget? Mr. Eliot has already provided the answer:"The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,It isn't just one of your holiday games;You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatterWhen I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES."
LeHack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The basis for the broadway show "Cats". Being a cat lover, I recognized some of my own felines in the poems. Humor, but at times sad. Cats definitely have personalities of their own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!
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Love this book.!!!!!!
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Unfortunately, Mr. Paul B. Janeczko doesn't remember but this book WAS written in the 30's???? Please, learn how to write a review and not criticize someone who knows much better than he.