Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156685689
Category: Pets
Page: 56
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A collection of T. S. Eliot's poems which concern cats including Mr. Mistoffelees, and Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat

Old Possums Katzenbuch

Author: Thomas S. Eliot,Norbert Hummelt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783407799586
Page: 63
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Katzengedichte: Old Possums Katzenbuch ist eine Sammlung von Katzengedichten für Kinder und Erwachsene. T.S. Eliott schreibt über den Charakter von Katzen im Allgemeinen sowie über die Art einer jeden einzelnen. Im Buch zu finden sind unter anderem Gedichte über Grimmtiger, Rem Tem Tecker, der nur das macht, was er will und über Rumpelmauser und Rattenschreck, die in der ganzen Stadt für Unordnung sorgen. Dazu wird in den Gedichten erklärt, wie man Katzen zu begrüssen hat oder wie sie heissen. Das Buch enthält nebst den zahlreichen Gedichten viele farbige Illustrationen, welche den Inhalt der Gedichte unterstreichen. Die Texte können Anregungen für Schreibanlässe in der Schule bieten. Nicht alle sind jedoch für Kinder gut verständlich, da die Sprache eher den Erwartungen Erwachsener entspricht. Alles in allem ist Old Possums Katzenbuch aber ein gelungenes Werk, welches auch als Vorlage für das erfolgreiche Musical "Cats" diente. Ab 10 Jahren, ***, Selina Streiff.

The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume II

Practical Cats and Further Verses
Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571329411
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 800
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The Poems of T. S. Eliot is the authoritative edition of one of our greatest poets, scrupulously edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. It provides, for the first time, a fully scrutinized text of Eliot's poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot's youth which were published only decades later, as well as others that saw only private circulation in his lifetime, of which dozens are collected for the first time. To accompany Eliot's poems, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the creative activity that came to constitute each poem, calling upon drafts, correspondence and other original materials to provide a vivid account of the poet's working processes, his reading, his influences and his revisions. The first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909-1962 in the form in which he issued it, shortly before his death fifty years ago. There follow in this first volume the uncollected poems from his youth that he had chosen to publish, along with such other poems as could be considered suitable for publication. The second volume opens with the two books of poems of other kinds that he issued, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and his translation of Perse's Anabase, moving then to verses privately circulated as informal or improper or clubmanlike. Each of these sections is accompanied by its respective commentary, and then, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history recording variants both manuscript and published. The Poems of T. S. Eliot is a work of enlightening scholarship that will delight and inform all those who read Eliot for pleasure, as well as all those who read with pleasure and for study. Here are a new accuracy and an unparalleled insight into the marvels and landmarks from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land through to Four Quartets

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Faber & Faber Children's Books
ISBN: 9780571321261
Category: Cats
Page: 64
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A stunning new gift edition of this much-loved classic, with the celebrated black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey. Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad . . . The whimsical 1982 Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new poetry edition, perfect for children and Eliot aficionados alike. These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. The collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger!

How to Teach American Literature

A Practical Teaching Guide
Author: Elizabeth McCallum Marlow
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512789828
Category: Education
Page: 488
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How does one keep classic books alive for young people today and teach them that literature is instructional and delightful? How does the teacher foster a classroom environment that encourages student participation and promotes enjoyment so that teenagers learn to appreciate literary study? More specifically, how can teachers cover centuries of American literature with students who dont appreciate why they should read material written centuries ago about people and issues that appear to be irrelevant to life today in a language that seems esoteric? The author of this series of high school teaching guides addresses these issues. How to Teach American Literature: A Practical Teaching Guide provides a detailed resource for teachers or anyone interested in an in-depth study of the subject. This second book in the series covers American literature from the Puritan era to contemporary works. Included are suggestions for cultivating a love for literature, teaching techniques, detailed analyses of each work, questions for review and test questions with suggested responses, essay topics, audiovisual aids, classroom handouts, and recommended books that enhance teaching. The author emphasizes two basic reasons for teaching literature: it is instructional and delightful. This book provides a comprehensive methodology for teaching the subject that a teacher could apply to one years lesson plans without further investment in time. Elizabeth McCallum Marlow has developed quality comprehensive guides for the teaching community based on her thirty-five years of experience and her passion for literature. Teaching professionals will find her tried and true practices to be invaluable. Johnathan Arnold, MBA, M.Ed, D.Ed.Min Headmaster Covenant Christian Academy, Cumming, GA

The quintessential cat

Author: Roberta Altman
Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
ISBN: 9780671850081
Category: Nature
Page: 289
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Entries arranged alphabetically cover cat breeds, cat history, cats in art and literature, and feline behavior

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors

Author: Paul Hornschemeier
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606996983
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 112
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A self-portrait through one hundred portraits, Artists Authors Thinkers Directors explores cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier’s sketchbook renderings of those who shaped his (and many others’) artistic views. Culled from his drawing blog ― The Daily Forlorn, now one of Tumblr’s featured illustration blogs, adding thousands of new followers every week ― these portraits are as stylistically varied as the subjects they portray. A scrawled, single line drawing of Lenny Bruce shares space with a triangular Werner Heisenberg. A monochromatic, stippled Stanley Kubrick stares intently at a muppetheaded Frank Oz. Each turn of the page offers a new take on a familiar face. In the afterword, Hornschemeier includes brief notes on each portrait and that creator’s particular work or insight that spoke specifically to him. And in that specificity, much of what is universally affecting in each creator shines through. Hornschemeier’s graphic novels hop from one aesthetic to the next, varying the line and color quality to depict his narrative’s mood. He plays with the language of comics. In these portraits we can clearly see him hard at experimentation, adding to his vocabulary.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1466828048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Cats in Books

A Celebration of Cat Illustration Through the Ages
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780712345439
Category: Cats in art
Page: 112
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From ancient Egypt onward, illustrators have endeavoured to capture the character of that notoriously illusive animal, the cat. A celebration of the cat in illustration, this book reproduces illustrations from artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Arthur Rackham and Aubrey Beardsley. Also included are images from Edward Gorey's version of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and Kathleen Hale's Orlando.

Developing Readers

Books to Encourage Children and Young People to Read
Author: Judith Graham,Elizabeth Plackett
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: 50
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Using Wordless Picture Books

Authors and Activities
Author: Katharyn E. Tuten-Puckett,Virginia H. Richey
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 233
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This companion guide to Wordless/Almost Wordless Picture Books offers hundreds of ideas for using wordless picture books in the classroom or library. A special author section focuses on ten major authors; another section focuses on recent titles, with annotations and bibliographies.

Whisper and Shout

Poems to Memorize
Author: Patrice Vecchione
Publisher: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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A collection of poems on different subjects and in different styles, that lend themselves to memorization.

Hunde in Autos

Author: Lara Jo Regan
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864137241
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Nach Hunde unter Wasser, Welpen unter Wasser und Nasse Hunde wird die megaerfolgreiche Hunde-Reihe mit dem bezaubernden Buch Hunde in Autos fortgesetzt. Es zeigt, wie die Vierbeiner ihre Schnauze in den Wind halten, wie das Fell im Fahrtwind flattert, wie sie sich genüsslich im Kofferraum räkeln, wie sie majestätisch im Fond einer Limousine posieren – liebevoll begleitet und fotografiert von einer der erfolgreichsten Hundefotografinnen der USA. Das Buch ist durchgehend 4-farbig bebildert und zeigt 49 verschiedene Hunderassen – jede auf ihre ganz eigene Art unvergleichlich. Das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundeliebhaber.