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    The Owl and the Pussycat (Board book) By (author) Edward Lear

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    Description-- "Brett sets Lear's beloved poem of courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly lit Caribbean landscape.... Here, the land where the bong tree grows looks like the set for an operetta in paradise". -- Booklist, starred review -- "A fresh version of an old story that's filled with intricate details and touches of humor. A hoot and a howl that's sure to make a splash with young romantics". -- School Library Journal, starred review -- "An entrancing picture story". -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

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    The Owl and the Pussycat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Lear
    Physical properties
    Format: Board book
    Number of pages: 27
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399231933
    ISBN 10: 0399231935

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: YQE
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    DC22: 821
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    DC21: 821
    B&T Book Type: EF
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    Ingram Subject Code: CH
    Libri: I-CH
    B&T Merchandise Category: KNV
    B&T General Subject: 211
    DC22: 821/.8
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002000, JUV019000
    LC classification: PR4879.L2 O9 1997B
    Thema V1.0: YPCA9
    Edition statement
    Board Book.
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    G P Putnam's Sons
    Publication date
    18 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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)