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  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780723297277
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

The Owl and the Pussy-cat



A stunning new picture-book edition of Edward Lear's classic poem, illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced by Julia Donaldson.

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to seaIn a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem has delighted readers of all ages for generations and is given new life by Charlotte Voake's exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young.

  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780723297277
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Edward Lear

Date: 2013-08-06
John Vernon Lord is an award-winning author-illustrator who has been working for nearly 50 years. He has illustrated many classic texts by Aesop, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, as well as his own stories, and he was also a distinguished lecturer and teacher of illustration for 45 years until his recent retirement.

Edward Lear (1812–1888) was an illustrator, natural history artist, and writer, though he is best known for his nonsense poems. His collection of poetry, A Book of Nonsense, was published in 1846 and helped to popularize the limerick, a humorous form of verse. His most famous poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, has been made into many picture books.

Charlotte Voake

Charlotte Voake is an internationally acclaimed children's author and artist. She studied art history but always wanted to be an illustrator. She recently won the Smarties Silver Medal Award for her picture book, The Pizza Kitten.

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