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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

A stunning new edition of T. S. Eliot’s beloved cat poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, containing beautiful original colour illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571302284
Date Published
05.09.2013
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Summary

A stunning new edition of T. S. Eliot’s beloved cat poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, containing beautiful original colour illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad.

Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you’ll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity’s not there!

In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of ‘Old Possum’. In 1981 Eliot’s poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.

‘If cats, witchy or not, are your child’s thing don’t miss the new Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The Times

‘A lovely edition of an old favourite . . . it will be enjoyed again and again.’ Carousel

‘Classic cat poems . . . are given a delightful new look.’ LoveReading4Kids

Critic 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
Critic Reviews

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
Critic Reviews

A lovely edition of an old favourite ... it will be enjoyed again and again.

Carousel
Critic Reviews

This beautifully produced book should be introduced to every child and ought to be in every classroom for children to discover.'

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T. S.Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, poet, critic, publisher, was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He settled in England in 1915, where for a few years he worked in the foreign section of Lloyds Bank. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917. In 1922, he became editor of the literary journal, The Criterion, publishing The Waste Land in its first…

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