Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (with full-color illustrations)

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (with full-color illustrations)

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T. S. Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats—the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, now made into a major motion picture. This edition features vibrant illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

T. S. Eliot’s playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939. They were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical Cats. Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, this captivating edition makes a wonderful new home for Mr. Mistoffelees, Growltiger, the Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity the mystery cat, and many other memorable strays. It’s the perfect complement to the beloved previous edition, which remains available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547248271
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 292,619
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

T. S. ELIOT won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. He is most famous for such poems as "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock" and "The Waste Land." He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated at Harvard University, but spent most of his adult life living in London, England.
AXEL SCHEFFLER has achieved wide acclaim as a children's book illustrator, with many of his books published throughout the world. He's the illustrator of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, by Julia Donaldson. Axel lives in London, England.

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