Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats T S Eliot s playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in They were originally composed for his godchildren with Eliot posing a

  • Title: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
  • Author: T.S. Eliot Axel Scheffler
  • ISBN: 9780547532363
  • Page: 244
  • Format: ebook
  • T S Eliot s playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939 They 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, this captivating edition makes aT S Eliot s playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939 They 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, this captivating edition makes a wonderful new home for Mr Mistoffelees, Growltiger, the Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity the mystery cat, and many other memorable strays It s the perfect complement to the beloved previous edition, which remains available This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar Grades 2 3, Read Aloud Poetry

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  • T.S. Eliot Axel Scheffler

    Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present day poetry He wrote the poems The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent Eliot was born an American, moved to the United Kingdom in 1914 at the age of 25 , and became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39.See also enpedia wiki T.S._Eliot


  • To My New Feline FriendI know an Abyssinianher name in French is SilicateThe rest of this review is available elsewhere (the location cannot be given for policy reasons)

  • If you're a cat-lover (as I am), then this is a must-read for you! This is a charming book written in verse, and each chapter is dedicated to a different kind of cat with its own kind of personality. This just goes to show how many personalities a cat can really have and I loved it :)

  • Reto 10: Libro con un gato en la portada.En verso juguetón , irónico, fantasioso, paródico e ingenioso T.S. Eliot traza una descripción de felinos disque domésticos. Dicen que tal vez se referia a ciertos personajes de su tiempo, tal vez a nosotros mismos, y hasta que hacia referencias a las creaciones de Kipling y Conan Doyle. Y , sin duda, que le debe ahora el ser mucho más conocido al musical de Lloyd Weber. Pero, sea como sea, arranca reconocimiento a cualquier conocedor de gatos -aman [...]

  • Something in my imagination has been restless. I have craved world building, esoteric codes, political machinations, something to offset the Bob Corkers of my mind. Treading along in endless bureaucracy with handymen and adjusters, I long for the Epic. My wife and I have been rewatching every episode of Game of Thrones for the last two weeks or so. I am enjoying it much more when the narrative is compacted. I reflect on Delbruck and Braudel while listening to Tyrion. I read a story by Scott Lync [...]

  • So, I'm really more of a dog guy, and I don't know if that's the reason or if it was the horribly ridiculous musical or what, but despite considering T.S. Eliot as one of my favorite poets during my college days and despite owning a copy of this book for at least fifteen years, I'd never read these poems until today.I'm curious what motivated Eliot to write these funny and clever little ditties for kitties--the writer feels more like Edward Lear than the elusive, erudite author of "The Hollow Me [...]

  • Gosto de poesia; gosto de gatos. Adorei este livro.Mas, se não gostasse de poesia nem de gatos, de certeza que, mesmo assim, adoraria este livro.Durante cerca de meia hora, pespegou-se-me um sorriso nos lábios que, periodicamente, desaparecia para ser trocado por uma gargalhadaQuer os poemas, quer as ilustrações são lindos e divertidos e, embora T. S. Eliot os tivesse escrito para crianças, qualquer adulto se enternecerá com eles.Um livro que recomendo a quem gosta de gatos e não só"Há [...]

  • Absolutely light-hearted and charming! I think I loved it so much because I could sing along to MaCavity and Rum Tum Tugger as often as I wished; I just didn't turn the page! These cats will give joy to so many for generations. All ages can smile at these rambunctious antics.

  • This book was on my Recommendations book shelf, I hope because I'm a huge fan of Edward Gorey, not a crazy cat lady. Unfortunately for me, my library didn't have the edition that Gorey illustrated. So, I read this one. Actually, the illustrations were the only thing I enjoyed about the book. I felt like Eliot was trying too hard to be clever with the names and none of them worked for me. Cap'n Wussenfuss, now that would've been a good name but he didn't come up with that name, I did. They have n [...]

  • I had always thought of T.S. Eliot as a difficult and gloomy poet, so these poems were a revelation! Such light-hearted fun which really benefits from being read aloud & the Edward Gorey illustrations were marvelous too.

  • Encontré el libro hace muy poco y no lo pensé dos veces, ya se me había escapado en una ocasión y no planeaba que me sucediera otra vez. Se trata de una hermosa colección de poemas sobre gatos con personalidades muy peculiares. Cada texto está acompañado por el lóbrego arte de Edward Gorey, y este fue el empuje que más me impulsó a comprar este libro, ya que es uno de mis artistas favoritos. Y por supuesto, siendo yo una cat lover sentí que no podía perdérmelo. Realmente lo disfrut [...]

  • Познавам хора, които не харесват особено Т. С. Елиът, познавам и хора, които не си падат по котки Но не мога да си представя кой не би се прехласнал по "Популярна книга за Котките от Стария опосум"! А двама човека, които са се прехласнали по нея и то не на шега са Стефан Радев и Ив [...]

  • [Just like a BUMbersticker:]Like this Review if you like cats but hate Cats (and can tell the dIFFérance)e ReVue:T.S. Elliot poetry about cats.Edward Gorey drawings about cats.Cats doing what cats do.A winning trilogy of characters, that.

  • I read this years ago before I saw the musical "Cats". The book is charming and funny, and really captures the personalities of the cats. It's a wonderful little book!

  • Да ти се прииска да си котка. Целият си достойнство, класа, изящество- идва ти отвътре. Животът ти- или в баронмюнхаузенски стил, или синоним на охолство и домашен лукс. Т.е. никога не е скучно. Да не говорим пък с каква грация и вкус си го живеят.Фантастичен T.S. Eliot. Усмихна ме.***Bu [...]

  • Looking at the reviews of this book, I'm slightly ashamed to say that the only reason I read this collection of poetry was because of a musical. It's not because I wanted to read more of T.S. Eliot's amazing work, it's because I watched Cats. I am an Andrew Lloyd Webber junkie. It all started when I watched The Phantom of the Opera, and things just got worse when I watched cats. That being said, Andrew Lloyd Webber is also responsible for some of the books that are on my to-read list - this bein [...]

  • Schrödinger's catSchrödinger's cat's a mystery cat, he illustrates the laws; The complicated things he does have no apparent cause; He baffles the determinist, and drives him to despair For when they try to pin him down--the quantum cat's not there!Schrödinger's cat's a mystery cat, he's given to random decisions; His mass is slightly altered by a cloud of virtual kittens; The vacuum fluctuations print his traces in the air But if you try to find him, the quantum cat's not there!Schrödinger' [...]

  • Little-known fact, this book of children's poetry by T.S. Eliot was the inspiration for the cringe-worthy Broadway musical, "Cats." Many of the poems are the lyrics, verbatim, for the show. But if you, like so many others, are revulsed or terrified by the thought of those cavorting, feline freaks on stage, well, just try and put it out of your mind. These are fun poems for kids, and would make great bedtime reading! Unless you are a dog family, in which case you should probably go with "Clifford [...]

  • Listen to T.S. Eliot read "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" here: youtube/playlist?list=PLzJNYZsVL_c9EMgdSM0ZQ_5y3De8WZfkpThe Naming of CatsThe 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 hatterWhen I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.First of all, there's the name that the family use daily, Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey-- All of them sensible e [...]

  • Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber's fabled musical, I read Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to my sons and to one of them just after he was born, though I suspect the readings have had no lasting impact of them. These feline tales by Mr. Eliot stand as an interesting counterpoint to The Wasteland and Eliot's more serious musings and they have a kind of enduring charm for me, though they may seem rather dated & even ufunny to many others. I am reminded of Fernando Pessoa's comment that withi [...]

  • Purrrr-fect! It is more rhyming than poetry, kind of an early Dr. Suess or Shel Silverstein; funny rhymes that people can laugh about. And it is about cats, what could be better? I was charmed by the use of language, the creative rhyming and the cats themselves. From "The Old Gumbie Cat"But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begunAnd when all the family's in bed and asleep, She slips down the stairs to the basement to creep.She is deeply concerned w [...]

  • When looking through lists of poetry books trying to decide which to read for my book challenge I knew I couldn't pass this one. Cats the Musical, and this book, are my wifes' favourite and she named my cat after Mr Mistoffelees. It was an amusing little book with fun, kitty stories though was a touch racist in parts. After reading certain poems I watched YouTube clips of the Cats version and found they never quite fit what I had in my head. The tempo of the poems in the book is quite fast which [...]

  • This is a whimsical book full of adventure and funWith cats playing and sleeping and those who even runI think it was the best book ever, butI laughed so hard I almost busted a gut!Nothing is better, not even in the slightestRead it again? I sure mightest!With the magic Mr. Mistoffelees, so quiet and slyQuite the mysterious guy.Or* Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like MacavityHe’s broken human law, he defies the law of gravity*I recommend this book to you all, Though the stories are quite [...]

  • "Before a Cat will condescendTo treat you as a trusted friend,Some little token of esteemIs needed, like a dish of cream;And you might now and then supplySome caviare, or Strassburg Pie, Some potted grouse, or salmon paste--He's sure to have his personal taste.(I know a Cat, who makes a habitOf eating nothing else but rabbit,And when he's finished, licks his pawsSo's not to waste the onion sauce.)": )Very cute and pleasant.

  • Another quick read I found in the house. I liked this, but not as much as I thought I would. I liked parts of T.S. Eliot's Waste Land that I have read, but this seemed too goofy for me to fully like. I'm also not a cat lover, so that could be another reason. And, most of the poems have been ruined by the damn musical. You can't help but sing most of the poems. At least there was a cat named Morgan at the end that saved me from disliking this hairball.

  • I enjoyed this book but I have always enjoyed the writings of Eliot. This is the second time I have read this book of poetry and found that I had forgotten most of the poems and how to pronounce the cats names. It was fun to read this classic.

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