Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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T.S. Eliot’s famous cats are brought to mewling, hissing, purring life in this enchanting recording featuring Richard Briers, Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs and Juliet Stevenson. Meet Mr Mistoffelees, the magical cat who can perform an astonishing array of tricks; Old Deuteronomy, the most placid cat in his village; the Rum Tum Tugger, a most contrary and difficult cat; and of course Macavity, the celebrated master criminal. A delight from the first minute to the last, 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' deserves a place in every feline-loving home.

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The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, it isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
The phenomenal worldwide success in the 1980s of the musical Cats refuelled interest in T.S. Eliot's classic Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats on which the stage extravaganza was based. Old Possum's Book, originally published in 1939 and dedicated to Eliot's godchildren, contains a delightful rogues' gallery of felines, including the Rum Tum Tugger cat whose "disobliging ways are a matter of habit", Mr Mistoffelees "The Original Conjuring Cat" and Macavity: The Mystery Cat "the master criminal who can defy the law". Loved by generations of children and adults alike, Old Possum is perhaps most remarkable for having been written almost as an aside, a plaything, by Eliot, as a distraction from the internal religious and philosophical wranglings he charted in Four Quartets.

A warm and witty collection of free-verse poems, which demand to be read aloud and given full dramatic import, this edition of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats has been reissued by Faber and Faber Limited in a slim pocket-sized edition, with original tongue-in-cheek illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. --Catherine Taylor

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'If cats, witchy or not, are your child's thing don't miss the new Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. He captures the quirky soleminity of T.S.Eliot's classic in just a way to make 5+ readers fall in love with it.' ( Times 2010-12-23)

These classic cat poems which sum up all the different kinds of cats there can be are given a delightful new look by bestselling Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Scheffler's cats are cuddly creatures with expressive eyes through which the cats convey the hilarity and nonsense of T S Eliot's verses. (Julia Eccleshare Lovereading.co.uk)

A lovely edition of an old favourite ... it will be enjoyed again and again. ( Carousel 2011-03-11)

This beautifully produced book should be introduced to every child and ought to be in every classroom for children to discover.' ( Scholastic: Read Me 2011-04-19)

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