Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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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 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.
 


Baker & Taylor
A collection of T. S. Eliot's poems which concern cats including "Mr. Mistoffelees," and "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat."

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T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems 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.
Originally published in 1939 and inspiration for the popular musical Cats, this joyous collection of poems contains delightful and fanciful tales about a colorful cast of felines including Rum Tum Tugger, the Mystery Cat, and Mistoffelees, as they work, prowl and play.

Publisher: London : Faber, 2009
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780571240616
9780547248271
0571240615
Branch Call Number: J 821.912 ELI
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel

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BPL_staff_children Apr 28, 2020

A lighter side of the great poet T.S. Eliot.


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Pnjgrant
Aug 26, 2020

Parental Guidance warranted for this Juvenile book given anti-Asian/racist language, specifically regarding cats deemed of Chinese origin such as Siamese (which I believe are originally from Siam now known as Thailand rather than China). Providing historical and/or cultural context for those references may provide teachable moments.

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Tarion_2020
Jun 12, 2020

This set of cat poems is surprisingly addicting. No wonder people like TS Eliot.

ArapahoeTina Oct 26, 2019

Curious about the inspiration for the hit Broadway play "Cats"? Here it is!

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iloveseaotters
Mar 07, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber had a brilliant decision to turn this cute book into a smash Broadway musical. As soon as I found out that this book was the inspiration, I had to read it! I didn't realize that it's a book of poetry and I normally wouldn't even bother but the poems are really cute as are the cute drawings of cats. The poems are cute and sweet and it was a quick, enjoyable read. If you've seen "Cats" even once, I dare you to read this without breaking into.song! On second thought it should be required! =)

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ArapahoeTina Oct 29, 2019

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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