The Pelican Chorus by Edward Lear
and Other Nonsense

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As the great Edward Lear once said of himself: "How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!" And lucky the child who gets to know Lear and his classic brand of nonsense in this spectacular picture book. In lighthearted, lavish illustrations, Caldecott Honor artist Fred Marcellino makes the most -- and more -- of the fantasy and farce of three of Lear#146;s best tales: "The New Vestments," "The Pelican Chorus," and that perennial favorite "The Owl and the Pussycat." Three splendid picture books in one!
 

About Edward Lear

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Edward Lear (1812-88) was an English artist, writer, and illustrator known for his works of literary nonsense, in both poetry and prose. Colin Harrison is the author of "Afterburn "(FSG, 2000). He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published January 1, 1907 by Warne. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Three fine and time-honored tales from Lear: ""The New Vestments,"" with its rollicking mob of ""beasticles, birdlings, and boys"" who make short work of the gentleman's farcical attire; ""The Owl and the Pussycat,"" in which the elegant fowl and the beautiful puss take their wedding vows under t...

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"The artist deftly adapts his style to the spirit and setting of three blithe Lear verses ( 'The Owl and the Pussycat'; 'The New Vestments'; and 'The Pelican Chorus')

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"The artist deftly adapts his style to the spirit and setting of three blithe Lear verses ( 'The Owl and the Pussycat';

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In his rendering of the duo's wedding feast, Marcellino has the bride, groom, pig and turkey don festive party hats as they dine ""on mince, and slices of quince."" Equally effective is his depiction of an old-world town in ""The New Vestments"";

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