Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Illustrated Edition
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Compact Disc (9/1/2011)
Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad.
Some are good, and some are bad . . .
These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot's beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey's graphic interpretations are sure to charm.
Praise For Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Illustrated Edition…
“An absolutely marvelous rendition of Eliot’s poetic classic, written for his godchildren and friends in the 1930s, which inspired the
Broadway musical Cats.” — Library Journal, starred review
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151686568, 64pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 1982
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.