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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    Owl and the Pussycat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Lear
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 233 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060272289
    ISBN 10: 0060272287

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.1
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    BIC subject category V2: YNU
    DC21: 821.8
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    BIC subject category V2: YDP
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 821.8
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    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: EN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12800
    DC22: 821/.8
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    B&T Approval Code: X01013000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF042010
    LC classification: PR4879.L2 O9 2006
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF042000
    Thema V1.0: YNU, YDP
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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    Publication date
    01 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Anne Mortimer's illustrations are a magical companion to Lear's immortal whimsy."--Roger Ebert
    Review text
    A new entry in the Visions in Poetry series offers readers a sophisticated reimagining of Lear's classic children's poem without losing any of its traditional whimsy in the doing, thanks to playful line-and-watercolor illustrations. This edition sets up the well-known romance with several wordless spreads that reveal Owl's privileged origins in a mansion overlooking the canals of an Old World city, his glimpsing the Bohemian Pussycat literally on the other side of the tracks at a subway stop and, most affectingly, their tete-a-tete at an outdoor cafe in the rain before they begin their famous voyage. Citing Fellini, Mir- and The Yellow Submarine as influences, Jorisch sprinkles startling images throughout, from the carnival masks worn as the lovers sail away, to the cross-dressing Piggy-wig who donates his ring, to the mermaid and other fantastical creatures who attend the wedding celebrations. Like others in this series, this volume offers older readers a new chance to revisit hoary classics and to indulge in the imaginative product of a unique artistic vision. The illustrations' worldliness does nothing to blunt the poem's good humor - just presents new possibilities. Delicious. (Picture book/poetry. 10+) (Kirkus Reviews)