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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

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Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber's fabled musical, I read Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to my sons and to one of them just after he was born, though I suspect the readings have had no lasting impact on children so very young. The poems themselves are of course classics but Axel Scheffler's beautiful (and funny) illustrations are what will make children treasure this book and demand that it be read and re-read. As their friendship deepened, Eliot frequently visited the Tandys and they also kept up a regular correspondence. For instance it would have been good if Scheffler had drawn Growltiger attacking each of the animals and creatures in his path. The Waste Land, first published in the inaugural issue of The Criterion in October 1922, celebrates its centenary in 2022.

If you are still in the habit of reading to your children then I urge you to treat yourself and them with this lovely book.One really likes the sequence of vignettes that accompany the muddle that the Tugger poses when he disrupts a housewife's sewing chores. De hecho tiene tres: el que le dan y todos conocen, después uno peculiar que le da orgullo, y luego está aquel, el secreto, que solamente éste conoce. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry.

It is a shame if grown-up readers aren't taken by the illustrations, but grown-ups can appreciate picture book treatments of old classics as well as the next child. Ricks and McCue identify "fambly" as a variant spelling and Eliot frequently used it in his letters to the Tandy family.Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes. A stunning new gift edition of this much-loved classic, with the celebrated black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey.

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