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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - T.S. Eliot, Edward Gorey
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats-the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.
Eliot’s famous collection of nonsense verse about cats-the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151686568 (0151686564)
ASIN: 151686564
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - T.S. Eliot
A book of poems about cats. What more can I say? CATS.
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it
4.0 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
It's a soft four, and I feel I'm being generous. Possible that expectations were raised unreasonably by its fame.Its main strength, perhaps, is in the concept. Treating cats as people, with their varying personalities and exploits. The variety of characters is entertaining. As individual poems, how...
Ama's Picture Books
Ama's Picture Books rated it
2.5 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
I'm guessing Cats the musical was based on these poems (never seen the show). I don't love cats, and the poems weren't that great. I also wasn't a fan of the racial slur used in the book.
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Like many others, I have watched the musical (on DVD, sadly never on live). It may be my favorite musical of all times. The customs, the songs, the dance... everything is perfect. My favorite character has always been Munkustrap, although I tend to change my mind between Rum Tum Tugger and Skimblesh...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Axel Scheffler's cats are cute, but for no good reason (perhaps only familiarity) I prefer Edward Gorey's. As do the Offspring.Library copy.
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