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ISBN13: 9780547248271
ISBN10: 054724827x
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Publisher Comments:

T. S. Eliots playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939. They were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical Cats. Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, this captivating edition makes a wonderful new home for Mr. Mistoffelees, Growltiger, the Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity the mystery cat, and many other memorable strays. Its the perfect complement to the beloved previous edition, which remains available.
 
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Poetry)

Review:

"This lively and accessible edition of Eliot's classic homage to felines rounds up the familiar gang, with characters like the sprightly Jellicle Cats, who dance in chorus lines on moonlit rooftops, and the vicious Great Rumpuscat, whose fearsome jaws and eyes like 'fireballs fearfully blazing' send rival dog gangs scattering. The distinctive personalities of each cat — brought to life by Scheffler's expressive cartoonlike paintings — and Eliot's lyrical, tongue-and-cheek wordplay, will appeal to a new generation of cat aficionados. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Re-illustrated version of T. S. Eliot's classic text.

About the Author

T. S. ELIOT won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. He is most famous for such poems as "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock" and "The Waste Land." He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and educated at Harvard University, but spent most of his adult life living in London, England.AXEL SCHEFFLER has achieved wide acclaim as a children's book illustrator, with many of his books published throughout the world. He's the illustrator of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, by Julia Donaldson. Axel lives in London, England.

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Carol Light, January 21, 2012 (view all comments by Carol Light)
Axel Scheffler's illustrations in this fine cloth-bound edition make Eliot's classic and crafty cats even more vivid!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547248271
Author:
Eliot, T. S.
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Illustrator:
Scheffler, Axel
Author:
Scheffler, Axel
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.69 x 7 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 80 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780547248271 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This lively and accessible edition of Eliot's classic homage to felines rounds up the familiar gang, with characters like the sprightly Jellicle Cats, who dance in chorus lines on moonlit rooftops, and the vicious Great Rumpuscat, whose fearsome jaws and eyes like 'fireballs fearfully blazing' send rival dog gangs scattering. The distinctive personalities of each cat — brought to life by Scheffler's expressive cartoonlike paintings — and Eliot's lyrical, tongue-and-cheek wordplay, will appeal to a new generation of cat aficionados. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Re-illustrated version of T. S. Eliot's classic text.
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