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    DescriptionT. S. Eliot's 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. It's 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)


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    Title
    Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor T S Eliot, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547248271
    ISBN 10: 054724827X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: POE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YDP, YNND
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 214
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    DC21: 821.912
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    DC22: 821.912
    B&T Book Type: EN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12820
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X01801000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF042000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF003040
    DC22: 821/.912
    B&T Approval Code: C25102828
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3509.L43 O55 2009
    Thema V1.0: YDP, YNNH2
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Harcourt Children's Books
    Imprint name
    Harcourt Children's Books
    Publication date
    19 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "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."--"Publishers Weekly" "Edward Gorey's version (Harcourt, 1982) captures Eliot's nuanced humor in stylized black-and-white cartoons. Scheffler's illustrations add colorful detail and playfulness, but both editions bring out the timeless wit and wisdom of these poems. Make room for both editions; cat (and even dog) lovers everywhere will welcome Scheffler's marvelous work."--"School Library Journal, " starred review