Macavity!

Macavity! : The Mystery Cat

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'Macavity' (the mystery cat!) is one of the best-loved poems from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - the inspiration for Cats: The Musical - beloved by generations of children and their parents. Now, Macavity is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robins that perfectly convey all the wit and humour of Eliot's creation. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 246 x 246 x 8mm | 200g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • chiefly Illustrations (colour)
  • 0571308139
  • 9780571308132
  • 86,539

Review quote

"It's rare that a poem not meant for a picture book translates so smoothly into the form, but Macavity does, coming in at the perfect length with ample opportunity for illustrations to help build out the story. . . .Like Eliot's verses, [Robins's illustrations] present a world of mischief and hilarity."The New York Times "Robins has infused new life into the trickster cat." Kirkus Reviews"show more

About T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965. Arthur Robins is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator of over fifty books, including Little Rabbit Foo Foo.show more

Review Text

Arthur Robins' witty and robust illustrations bring Macavity up to date, delighting a new generation of readers. Guardianshow more
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