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    DescriptionLear's nonsense classic about the unlikely romance between a pussycat and an owl. `Galdone uses his imagination to extend Lear's ideas, creating a memorable version suitable for the youngest.` -- Kirkus Reviews


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    Title
    The Owl and the Pussycat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Lear
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 95 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780698113671
    ISBN 10: 0698113675
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC E4L: POE
    DC21: 821.8
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: YDP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    DC22: 821.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: JN
    ECPA Christian Book Category: YCKCHDPCP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    DC22: 821/.8
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000, JNF042010
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013020, JUV002000
    LC classification: PR4879.L2 O9 1996
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
    Publication date
    07 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    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)