Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

This classic book of cat poems written in old fashioned language may look a tad boring at first glance. I have to admit that some of it is...
-Guardian

Synopsis

An engaging collection of humorous poems. These verses, originally composed to amuse Eliot’s intimate friends, have proven irresistible to cat lovers, lovers of nonsense, and admirers of Eliot throughout the English-speaking world. “Enough ferocious fancy and parody to knock the spots off most cat books and most...verses” (Time). Drawings by Nicolas Bentley.
 

About T. S. Eliot

See more books from this Author
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved 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.
 
Published August 30, 1982 by Harcourt, Brace & Co.. 56 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Tigerwatcher on Feb 14 2012

This classic book of cat poems written in old fashioned language may look a tad boring at first glance. I have to admit that some of it is...

Read Full Review of Old Possum's Book of Practica... | See more reviews from Guardian

Reader Rating for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
92%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 295 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×