Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats

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!

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!

The Illustrated Old Possum

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.

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot


ISBN: 9780571105588

Category: Cats

Page: 64

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Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats

T. S. Eliot wrote these poems for his godchildren and friends in the thirties. They have delighted generations of children since, and inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical Cats.

Author: T. S. Eliot


ISBN: 9780571202553

Category: Cats

Page: 49

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First published in 1939, T. S. Eliot's collection of cat poems, written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature.


Macavity is the world's most mischievous cat and a master criminal.

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot


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.

T S Eliot

Yet 1939 was also the same year that Eliot published Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and any reader familiar with the whimsical humor of the 14 poems, some as much as two pages in length, in the volume knows that it lives up to the ...

Author: Russell Murphy

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108559

Category: Electronic books

Page: 625

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Best known for his works "The Waste Land", "Four Quartets", and "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock," T S Eliot is one of the most popular 20th-century poets studied in high school and college English classes. This work explores the life and works of this amazing Nobel Prize-winning writer, with analyses of Eliot's writing.

Planet Cat

It has become one of the most beloved and successful children's books of all time , spawning sequels , board games , and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's movies . BOOK Book of Practical Cats , a 1957 Paul Gallico's novel Thomasina : The Cat ...

Author: Sandra Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618812592

Category: Pets

Page: 403

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Presents more than four hundred lists on various information on cats, including cat breeds, training, and behavior, as well as such topics as famous cats in history, cat food recipes, and gifts for pampered cats.

The Poems of T S Eliot Volume II

Possum Pie”). 2. Old POssum's BOOk Of Practical cats Old Moore's Almanac (1700–), a book of astrological prophecies, was an established annual bestseller. Practical guides, another publishing stalwart, included Audels Handy Book of ...

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


"First published in 1939 in 'Old Possum's book of practical cats' by Faber and Faber Ltd, ... London"--Colophon.

Author: T S Eliot


ISBN: 9780571324835


Page: 32

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A wonderful new picture book version of one of T. S. Eliot's most popular cat poems.

Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats

Eliot's famous collection of nonsense verse about cats-the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.

Author: T. S. Eliot


ISBN: 9780848822576


Page: 64

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An engaging collection of humorous poems. These verses, originally composed to amuse Eliot' s intimate friends, have proven irresistible to cat lovers, lovers of nonsense, and admirers of Eliot throughout the English-speaking world. " Enough ferocious fancy and parody to knock the spots off most cat books and most...verses" (Time). Drawings by Nicolas Bentley.

The Modernist Human

2 Chapter 2 T. S. Eliot's Playful Catharsis Cats as the Rejuvenated Human Reading Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Cats for Rescue : The Poem and the Musical Configuration T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats embodies a ...

Author: Noriko Takeda

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488288

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 166

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Modernist poetry, in its fragmented form, continues to intrigue readers. In this sequel to A Flowering Word (Peter Lang, 2000), Noriko Takeda clarifies the modernist schism's meaningful role as a productive furnace for both interpretive humanness and its own solid concretization. The discussed main works are Stéphane Mallarmé's Hérodiade, T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and shorter poems in foregrounded lyricality by these two writers.

How Cats Made It to the Stage

Eliot began writing Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats during the years 1934 and 1935. The children who were given poems included Tom Faber, the son of his partner at Faber & Faber publishing, and his goddaughter Alison Tandy, ...

Author: Peg Robinson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502635038

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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In theater, some shows succeed and some fail. Cats, which opened in London on May 11, 1981, and in New York City on October 7, 1982, was a success that changed history. The Hamilton of its time, and a winner even now, Cats has become one of the great landmark musicals of British and American theater. Treat your readers to the real story of the show. Covering the show's roots in the comic poetry of T. S. Eliot through to the musical's modern revivals, this book traces the history of an iconic Broadway hit.

Bild Sprache

Als symptomatisches Beispiel mag der Beitrag von Rudolf Alexander Schröder , Peter Suhrkamp oder Carl Zuckmayer ( 1951 ) an der Verdeutschung von " Old Possums ' Book of Practical Cats " des Nobelpreis - Trägers T.S. ELIOT 1948 sein .

Author: Luc Lamberechts

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789061863946

Category: German literature

Page: 311

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Written for Children

The most influential poet and critic of his day, T. S. Eliot (18881965), made his contribution to children's literature with Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, which was published in 1939 and, nearly half a century later, inspired the ...

Author: John Rowe Townsend

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461731046

Category: Education

Page: 399

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An authoritative history and analysis of the best British and American children's literature through 1994, with a new 2003 postscript on J.K.Rowling and Philip Pullman.

A Company of Readers

Fall i960 Old Possums Book of Practical Cats They are called Practical Cats for the obvious reason that they are manifestly not Theoretical Cats. A certain amount of theoria is mixed in with the praxis, which is as it should be — as the ...

Author: Arthur Krystal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202627

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 289

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An anthology of essays, criticism, and reviews, unpublished for fifty years, includes Trilling's thoughts on "The Wind in the Willows," Auden on drugs and cooking, and Barzun on the the work of Robert Lowell.

The Oxford Book of Children s Verse in America

A leader among modern poets, famous for The Waste Land and Four Quartets, he addressed his cat poems to children of his friends. In his Preface to Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats he wrote of “those friends who have assisted its ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199763321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

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Compiled by the award-winning poet and author of children's books, Donald Hall, this delightful anthology follows in the tradition of Iona and Peter Opie's classic Oxford Book of Children's Verse. Hall brings together poems written specifically for children and also those written for anyone and enjoyed by children and adults alike. He presents over two hundred fifty poems written by over one hundred different American poets--including anonymous works, ballads, and recitation pieces--that range from the Calvinist verses of the seventeenth century to the fabulous nonsense poems of the present. Drawing on literally thousands of sources--including Sunday School magazines, Christmas annuals for children, and such wonderful children's periodicals as St. Nicholas and Youth's Companion--Hall gives the modern reader a rich sampling of many poems never before anthologized. He includes everyone's favorites, from Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (a.k.a. "The Night Before Christmas") to the classic lines of Longfellow and Whittier. Along with Sarah Josepha Hale's famous poem, "Mary's Lamb," we find poetry by Emily Dickinson, Mary Mapes Dodge, Palmer Cox, Sarah Orne Jewett, Laura E. Richards, and Gelett Burgess. He also covers the twentieth-century with verse by T.S. Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), and Randall Jarrell, just to name a few. Hall concludes with the poetry of present-day writers such as Shel Silverstein and Nancy Willard. A testament to a captivating tradition in American literature, this anthology will encourage many hours of nostalgic browsing and reading aloud to children.

New Voices Coursebook 6

... in the English language, but his fame does not rest on his serious poetry alone. so o The Naming of the Cats - The Rum Tum Tugger One of his most beloved works is the collection of poems called Old Possums Book of Practical Cats.

Author: Dr Vijaya, Alka Batra, Charu Rekha, Vijaya Subramaniam

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9353380383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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1. It is a series of English Coursebooks, Workbooks and Literature Readers for classes 1 to 8. 2. Wall of Fame : At the beginning of the book is a gallery of famous authors and characters that the child will meet inside. 3. The use of Graphic Organisers, Timelines and Graphic retelling of stories help develop critical thinking and study skills in learners—two vital tools for learning. 4. Based on the NCF, the series guides learners through the seven stages of a brain-based approach to learning i.e. Pre-exposure, Preparation, Initiation & Acquisition, Elaboration, Incubation & memory encoding, verification & Confidence check, celebration & Integration. 5. The 5Ps address the above stages as follows : Ponder: aids the learners in pre-acquisition of concepts by setting the context, while preparing them to read the text with the aid of the glossary and in-text questions. Prepare: immerses the learners into the context and initiates holistic learning. It helps in the acquisition of newer perspectives through task-based activities. Practise: lays out the canvas for the stage of elaboration, in which the learners analyse and evaluate the text while applying their understanding of it. Perfect: aids memory encoding through drilling of vocabulary and grammar topics. It helps with incubation of concepts. Perform: functions as a confidence check for learners and ensures verification of their performative skills. This stage of summing up allows a functional integration of acquired concepts, leading to a celebration of learning. 6. Cross-curricular (CC) links weave references from other subjects through the chapters. 7. Task-Based Learning (TBL) activities present learners with real-life situations within the classroom. 8. Life Skills (LS) are enhanced through challenging texts and value-based concept checking questions (CCQs). 9. Tense Timelines (5-8): On the last page of the book is a graphic representation of Tenses. 10. Full page Illustrations and Double-spreads in lower classes make learning fun and interesting.


ELIOT CONTINUED "1PANY • FORT MADISON, IOWA <GUS: THE THEATRE CAT' Though Eliot is a master of serious, and often abstruse, poetry, he said, CT had more unadulterated pleasure out of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats . . . than ...





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Researching the Song A Lexicon

... and the Broadway long-running show, Cats, was based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats. PRINCIPAL WORKS: Poetry: Poems, 1919; The I/Vaste Land, 1922; Old Possum's Book ofPractical Cats, 1939; Four Quartets, 1943.

Author: Shirlee Emmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198034695

Category: Music

Page: 528

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Contains more than 2,000 entries that supply information on the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song. This lexicon helps singers and accompanists enhance their performances of songs, by providing them with the background on the many references embedded in this vast repertoire.