Synopses & Reviews
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.
“This delightfully charming creation does, indeed, ‘dance by the light of the moon.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Anne Mortimers illustrations are a magical companion to Lears immortal whimsy.” Roger Ebert
“Lears poem is beautifully illustrated…A charming presentation.” School Library Journal
About the Author
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."
Anne Mortimer is the author and illustrator of Bunny's Easter Egg and Pumpkin Cat. She has illustrated many other children's books, including Santa's Snow Cat by Sue Stainton, A Pussycat's Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown, and The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. She lives in southwest England.