The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

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In this beautifully illustrated edition of the beloved nonsense poem by Edward Lear, Anne Mortimer takes the reader on the delightful voyage of the Owl and the Pussycat as they sail across the sea and travel into lush jungles, all by the light of the moon. Filled with rich detail and breathtaking artwork, this is a glowing tribute to the power of true love.

 

About Edward Lear

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Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an author and illustrator who popularized limericks and is perhaps best known for his poem "The Owl and the Pussycat."
 
Published August 1, 2006 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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/ O Pussy my love / what a beautiful Pussy you are.” The cat, clearly swept off her feet, suggests that they be married.

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Surprisingly, there isn’t a “beautiful pea-green boat[ful]” of illustrated renditions of Lear’s most famous and favorite verse, making Mortimer’s version with her signature style of handsome, whisker-realistic cat images a perfect marriage to the tale.

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Tiny little bits of books to put in the Christmas stocking.

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Timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Lear’s birth, this collection gathers several of Lear’s poems, including “The Jumblies,” “The Duck and the Kangaroo,” and “Calico Pie.” Ingpen contributes lush paintings throughout—broccoli-haired Jumblies float in a sieve in the p...

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Following her recent paeans to winter ( The Mitten ;

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A tux-clad Owl serenades his ""lovely Pussy"" on deck as his beloved reclines in a lounge chair, and they come ashore alone together in ""the land where the bong tree grows."" Marshall's supporting cast is as nattily and humorously turned out as these principals (e.g., the portly Piggywig, who su...

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Bronze and copper circles and curves adorn the paper from which Pussy is cut, while Owl is more complicated: gold squiggles thinly drawn on orange suggest the feathers for his head and wings, an orange oval printed with an open-weave-type design creates the texture on his breast and his face is a...

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As the Owl (Peter Willcock) watches the Pussycat and her feline friends from his perch, Jones and Dudley take us back before the poem begins to the early stages of the romance to explain why the unlikely couple were forced to elope to ‘The land where the Bong-tree grows.’ Although the music is ...

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Her character is so much a standout, at times, however, that the romantic chemistry with beau owl never formulates, even amidst some of this world's most romantic prose: "And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light ...

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