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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!

In 1925 T.S. Eliot became co-director of Faber & Faber, who remain his publishers to this day. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of 'Old Possum'. In 1981 Eliot's poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history.

This charming new edition contains original colour illustrations by the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler.

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9780571252480
  • ISBN: 9780571252480
  • Pub Date: 1st October 2010
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Imprint: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 72

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28th February '16
Bobbin read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats 9780571252480
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This classic collection of cat poems is wonderful for young children. The cats are incorrigible, entertaining and charming. T.S. Eliot includes an impressive range of vocabulary within the poems that is great for expanding the range of words that children encounter beyond their normal range.  My children love these poems and the rhythm of them has always worked a treat at helping to lull them to sleep at night - so a big hit with me as well! This edition is also illustrated by Alex Scheffer, who is well known for his work with Julia Donaldson on books such as 'The Gruffalo'. He is an inspired choice of illustrator for this book as he perfectly captures the cheekiness of the cats.
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About T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came 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. Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) lived in London and Somerset and 'drew the pictures' (to quote his famous byline) for more than seventy books....

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Axel Scheffler is an acclaimed illustrator, animator and more recently author of children's books. He was born in Hamburg in 1957 and moved to England in 1982 in order to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. He then worked for a variet...

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