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Edward Lear

Edward Lear

  • 5 stars across 55 books
Edward Lear was an illustrator and poet who drew for Alfred Tennyson and was also employed as a draughtsman to illustrate birds and animals. He is best known, however, as the father of the limerick and nonsense poem.
2nd October 1997

The Owl and the Pussycat

A combination book and audio cassette of Edward Lear's classic nonsense poem.... MoreThe Owl and the Pussycat

(4 reviews) Review
1st November 2012

Owl and the Pussy-cat

The much-loved nonsense poem by Edward Lear, brought to life with charming illustrations. The fun rhymes, silly adventur... MoreOwl and the Pussy-cat

(2 reviews) Review
2nd January 2006

The Quangle Wangle's Hat

A wonderful new version of a nonsense classic. Climb to the top of the Crumpetty Tree and meet the Blue Baboon, the Fimb... MoreThe Quangle Wangle's Hat

(1 review) Review
16th March 2013

The Jumblies

(1 review) Review
22nd December 2015

Nonsense Poems

D Brook has compiled a collection of quirky poems that will have you laughing out loud and marvelling at the author's in... MoreNonsense Poems

(0 reviews) Review
6th April 2010

Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear

Misunderstood by his peers and plagued by loneliness and low self-esteem, Edward Lear spent much of his time in the comp... MorePoetry for Young People: Edward Lear

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27th September 1999

Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats

'Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats, a selection of [Edward Lear's] animal nonsense verse brilliantly illustrated in soberly surr... MoreBisky Bats and Pussy Cats

(0 reviews) Review
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