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by Edward Gorey,T.S. Eliot

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Author: Edward Gorey,T.S. Eliot
ISBN: 0571207464
ISBN13: 978-0571207466
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd; New Ed edition (May 31, 2001)
Pages: 58
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren.

Eliot had met Thomas, there would have been a very British verse about him included in this wonderful volume. 30 people found this helpful.

Edward Gorey's version (Harcourt, 1982) captures Eliot's nuanced humor in stylized black-and-white cartoons. Although I recognized the name of the poet who wrote it, I must admit I had never read any of T. Eliot's works until I read this selection. I was intrigued enough to want to read the entire work.

Old possums book of prac. This custom made eBook of . Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, . The old gumbie cat. Growltiger’s last stand. The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games

This book was on my Recommendations book shelf, I hope because I'm a huge fan of Edward Gorey, not a crazy cat . I plucked this from a Faber 90th anniversary display in my local library. A number of the names and rhymes were culturally familiar for me even though I’d not read it before.

This book was on my Recommendations book shelf, I hope because I'm a huge fan of Edward Gorey, not a crazy cat lady. Many of the poems have refrains, so it’s easy to see why they lent themselves to use in a musical (Cats).

Possum’ was also the nickname that Ezra Pound gave Eliot early in their friendship. The poems, written in rhyming couplets, are partly inspired by the English tradition of nonsense poetry and the work of Edward Lear, whom Eliot admired. This extract corresponds to one of the best-known poems in the collection: ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat’. Professor John Sutherland explores the origins and afterlife of T S Eliot’s Book of Practical Cats, the ‘cat poems’ first written to entertain Eliot’s godchildren that later became his best-selling collection and inspired a famous stage production.

These lovable cat poems were written by T. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Cats! Some are sane, and some are ma. ome are good, and some are bad.

First published in 1939, T. Eliot's collection of cat poems,written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature

First published in 1939, T. Eliot's collection of cat poems,written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature. Celebrated American artist Edward Gorey applies his distinctively charming and mischievous touch to the illustrations for this wise and witty collection of poems.

First published in 1939, T.S. Eliot's collection of cat poems, written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become a favourite of children's literature.
Comments to eBook Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Faber Children's Classics)
Doomblade
The literature is great, but the size of the print and the vividness of the print are disappointing. The font size is about a 7 or an 8, and the print is so light that it is difficult to read without readers. When I sit down to read a book for relaxation, I don't want to have to squint and struggle to read the print. There is plenty of blank space in the book to have increased the font size and making the font bold would have increased the enjoyment of the read tremendously.
Gogul
Before seeing Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical, CATS!, I researched how he was inspired to write and stage this unusual production. When I discovered the inspiration came from the very British, T.S.Eliot, I had to read his book of verse before seeing the play. How did I ever miss this delightful look at the behavior of cats? As a cat lover and an Anglophile, I loved meeting village cats while traveling in England. On a visit to the home of the Bronte's in Haworth, West Yorkshire, I met Thomas, a tuxedo cat, who lived in the village. He was owned by no one. He spent his mornings in a bed at the travel agency, where he had his breakfast, and then he moseyed over to the Bronte Historical Society Museum for his dinner and some human attention. If T.S. Eliot had met Thomas, there would have been a very British verse about him included in this wonderful volume. Buy this book for your children or grandchildren. When read by you, it will make them let go of the video game or smart phone for awhile!!!
Qwne
My wife loved it! Came from the UK to the states quickly enough and packaged well. Almost brand new condition.

Random fact: If you ever watch "Logan's Run", one of the characters in the movie quotes this book (also cited at the credits at the end).
Livina
wonderful gift for my sister who lives in the redwood forest with her identical gray cats.....she loved it. nice and old.(the book)
Cheber
This volume was purchased as a gift for my mother and she loved it. (I also read it.) Other reviewers commented on font size issues, but neither of us noticed a problem.
Uafrmaine
I had read this book before and loved it, but when I met Boris, a real, live version of Rum Tum Tugger, I had to buy a copy to show his owner.
It is amazing how little had to be done to turn these poems into a great musical comedy. I am, of course, talking about Cats. Most of the poems went directly into the show without any change whatever in their wording, and only three songs were added. Let's give full credit to Mr. Webber, It took a musical genius to do that, and one of the added songs, Memories, could stand alone as a masterpiece in any company, but most of the delight of the show comes from the wonderful feline characters created in this book.
Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Gus the theatre cat, Spindleshanks, Bustipher Brown, McCavity, Mr. Mistofflees, Mungo Jerry, and Rumpleteaser all moved effortlessly from page to stage with no changes. That has to be some sort of record. If you loved Cats (the show) you need to read this book. If you love cats (the critters) you'll want to read this book. If you like poetry, you should read this book. If you like dogs, read the battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles. (You can skip over the part about the intervention of the great rumpus cat.)
It was written for his godchildren, but it's a great read for everyone. It's not expensive, so get it to read to your children, but read it for yourself first.
Jare
I have my mom's old copy of this and my daughter was completely jealous so I made sure to get her a copy for mother's day. Just seeing her read it after watching her when we watched "CATs on Stage" (what she called it) DVD as a young one was wonderful. T.S. Eliot is a great poet!!!!!
Every cat lover should read this. Every parent should read this to their kids. Every poetry lover should read it aloud to themselves!.
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