Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats


Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot,Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547248271
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical "Cats." Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.

Old Possum`s Book of Practical Cats

Cats! Some are Sane and Some are Mad and Some are Good and Some are Bad
Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571313082
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 114
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A stunning gift edition of this much-loved classic, with illustrations from Nicolas Bentley.

The Awdrey-Gore Legacy


Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764955099
Category: Humor
Page: 64
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Miss D. Awdrey-Gore, renowned 97-year-old writer of detective stories, is found murdered; then a mysterious hidden packet is discovered. Addressed to her publisher, it contains what appear to be notes and drawings related to a literary work in progress. The contents "in their entirety—though certain things are patently missing" comprise clues about the who, what, when, where, and how of Awdrey-Gore's demise. Or do they? Edward Gorey takes us on a rollicking ride in this merry murder mystery, but whether or not the killer is revealed is open to speculation. As one scrap of paper in the packet states, "The smallest clue may be (or not) / The one to give away the plot."Like his fictional dame novelist, Gorey (1925–2000) was a prolific author. Creator of more than one hundred works, he was also an artist, playwright, award-winning set and costume designer, and creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! First published in 1972, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy remains one of Gorey's most treasured tales, satisfying the sleuth in each of us.

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Fifty Drawings
Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764937507
Category: Art
Page: 112
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Finally, back in print! Edward Gorey's CATEGORY was first published by Gotham Book Mart in 1974. The English language edition has been out of print for decades. One of Gorey's most beloved books, CATEGORY collects a series of fifty cat vignettes, originally created by the artist as accompaniments to a limited edition of his book Amphigorey. Gorey once said, "I can't conceive of a life without cats." Now Gorey fans and cat lovers alike won't have to conceive of a world without CATEGOREY. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) may be best known for his mildly unsettling illustrated tales and cautionary alphabets—The Deranged Cousins, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Doubtful Guest, among many others. He was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introductions to the PBS series Mystery!

Jellicle Cats


Author: T.S. Eliot
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571333427
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Jellicle Cats come one and all. Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball. Join the Jellicle Cats under the Jellicle Moon in the forth picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, as they dance the night away. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.

The Haunted Tea-cosy

A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas
Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151004157
Category: Humor
Page: 60
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Provides an off-beat look at Christmas and the holiday season in a new version of Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol"

CAUTIONARY VERSES


Author: Hilaire Belloc
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307830810
Category: Humor
Page: 416
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This volume contains all of the old favorites over which Hilaire Belloc’s admirers have been chuckling since the end of the 19th century—and the original illustrations by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley. It also contains many later verses in the same sly vein. Here you meet again the Horrible Examples (old favorites if you are very fortunate): Matilda, who told lies and was Burned to Death; Sarah Byng, who could not read and was tossed into a Thorny Hedge by a Bull; Lord Henry Chase, who got into a Libel Case; and the curiously instructive beasts who range from microbes to frozen mammoths, all of them inhabiting Mr. Belloc’s private zoological park. The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of their parents.

Skimbleshanks

The Railway Cat
Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571324843
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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We must find him or the train can't start! All aboard as Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat, stars in the third picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, set on the Night Mail train where Skimble won't let anything go wrong.

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.

The Shrinking of Treehorn


Author: Florence Parry Heide,Edward Gorey
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140307467
Category: Body image
Page: 60
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Poor Treehorn's problem is politely ignored by his parents and barely tolerated by his teachers.

Poems


Author: T. S. Eliot
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375712755
Category: Poetry
Page: 224
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Certain of these poems first appeared in Poetry, Blast, Others, The Little Review, and Art and Letters. Contents: Gerontion; Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar; Sweeney Erect; A Cooking Egg; Le Directeur; Melange adultere de tout; Lune de Miel; The Hippopotamus; Dans le Restaurant; Whispers of Immortality; Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service; Sweeney Among the Nightingales; The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; Portrait of a Lady; Preludes; Rhapsody on a Windy Night; Morning at the Window; The Boston Evening Transcript; Aunt Helen; Cousin Nancy; Mr. Apollinax; Hysteria; Conversation Galante; La Figlia Che Pianga.

Lost Cat

A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology
Author: Caroline Paul
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040530X
Category: Pets
Page: 176
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A Finalist for the 26th Lambda Literary Award Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out. Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Told through writer Caroline Paul's rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.

Mouse House


Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681370050
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 72
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“Once upon a time there was a little mouse house. It was like a doll’s house, but not for dolls, for mice.” Not proper mice, but a flannel He-Mouse and She-Mouse with beady eyes and bristle whiskers who stand quite still, propped on their hind legs in the sitting room. Mary knows real mice run and scamper, and disappointed with her new gift, she puts the mouse house away in her room. Meanwhile, down in the basement, a real mouse named Bonnie has been jostled out of her woefully inadequate flowerpot home by her older brothers and sisters. Overlooked by her harried parents and desperate for shelter, Bonnie ventures upstairs and finds the mouse house. And before too long what was a miniature make-believe house becomes a marvelously messy home for proper mice who know how to play, much to everyone’s delight.

The Gloomster


Author: Ludwig Bechstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571274246
Category: Children's poetry, English
Page: 48
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Acclaimed illustrator Axel Scheffler returns with The Gloomster, a book that captures how many of us feel at least some of the time - the perfect antidote to all those tiresome proponents of seasonal cheer and mindless bonhomie.

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel


Author: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571271758
Category: Humor
Page: 40
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'Such an animal is difficult to tame and always likely, when suddenly alarmed, to give our finger a nasty nip with its teeth' While dipping into The Children's Encyclopaedia of 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensible guide to procuring and caring for your pet squirrel. Intrigued by the unlikely notion of a child attempting to keep so wild an animal, Axel created a series of delightful, beautifully finished illustrations to accompany the text.

Cat Poems


Author: Tynan Kogane
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811227510
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery, and innumerable metaphors; cats cast a mirror on their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotize, frustrate and delight. And to poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses (Charles Baudelaire: “the sole source of amusement in one’s lodgings”) as they go about purring, prowling, hunting, playing, meowing, and napping, often oblivious to their so-called masters (Jorge Luis Borges: “you live in other time, lord of your realm—a world as closed and separate as a dream”). Cat Poems offers a litter of odes to our beloved felines by Charles Baudelaire, Stevie Smith, Christopher Smart, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rainer Maria Rilke, Muriel Spark, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and many others.

Macavity

The Mystery Cat
Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571308132
Category: Cats
Page: 32
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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 humor of Eliot's creation. Perfect for ages 3+, children (and parents) will love reading aloud about T.S. Eliot's best-loved cat. To sit alongside other classics such as "The Gruffalo," "The Tiger Who Came to Tea," and Spot.

Three Classic Children's Stories

Little Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, Rumpelstiltskin
Author: James Kevin Donnelly,Edward Gorey
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764955464
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 111
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Puts a new twist on three classic fairy tales, as Little Red, her grandmother, and the woodcutter are rewarded, Jack taunts the last remaining giant in Cornwall, and Omoline, the miller's daughter, toys with the ugly little man who wants to take her child.

The Sopping Thursday


Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 64
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An umbrella is missing. A man is distressed. A thief scampers over rooftops. A child is in danger. A harangued sales clerk weeps. A dog saves the day. The Sopping Thursday is unlike any other Edward Gorey book, both because of its unique gray-and-black illustrations and because of what looks very much like a happy ending. (Still, some will fret a bit about the child featured in the final picture.) In just thirty images and thirty short lines of text, Gorey manages to create a complex tableau of characters and a plot worthy of film noir.