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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot Axel Scheffler

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Faber & Faber
01 October 2011
Poetry by individual poets; Children's & Educational; Poetry (Children's&YA)
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!

These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and friends in the thirties. They have delighted generations of children since, and inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical Cats.
By:   T. S. Eliot
Illustrated by:   Axel Scheffler
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 271mm,  Width: 217mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780571252480
ISBN 10:   0571252486
Pages:   72
Publication Date:   01 October 2011
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  5-7 years ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He settled in England in 1915 and published his first book of poems in 1917. Eliot received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. Axel Scheffler was born in 1957 in Hamburg, Germany. He has achieved worldwide acclaim for his children's book illustration and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning The Gruffalo. He lives in London.

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