The Quangle Wangle's Hat (Hardcover)

By Edward Lear, Louise Voce (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763612894, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2005



The Quangle Wangle shares his enormous hat with a multiplying cast of peculiar creatures in this silly, singsong tale from the celebrated author of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT.

On the top of the Crumpetty TreeThe Quangle Wangle sat,But his face you could not see,On account of his Beaver Hat.Poor Quangle Wangle. Life can get pretty lonely beneath a hat that's a hundred and two feet wide. But then along come Mr. and Mrs. Canary, who ask, "May we build a nest on your lovely Hat?" Following close behind are the Stork, the Duck, and the Owl, the Frog and the Fimble Fowl, the Pobble who has no toes, the Dong with a luminous nose. . . . Only classic nonsense poet Edward Lear could create such an odd and amiable crew -- enticingly rendered by Louise Voce in the most vivid of hues.

About the Author

Edward Lear (1812--1888) was an illustrator, natural history artist, and writer, though he is best known for his nonsense poems. His collection of poetry, A BOOK OF NONSENSE, was published in 1846 and helped to popularize the limerick, a humorous form of verse. His most famous poem, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, has been made into many picture books -- including one published by Candlewick Press that was illustrated by Louise Voce.

Louise Voce has done illustrations for magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and books for children, including WHAT NEWT COULD DO FOR TURTLE by Jonathan London and OVER IN THE MEADOW. She is also one of the illustrators for Candlewick's A COLLECTION OF RUDYARD KIPLING'S JUST SO STORIES. Louise Voce lives in Brighton, England.