This classic book contains a lovely collection of poetry on cats originally written by T.S. Elliot for his godchildren and friends, and the loveable felines featured in this book were the basis for the well-known and extremely popular musical 'Cats'. This book would make an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any home. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This lively and accessible edition of Eliot's classic homage to felines rounds up the familiar gang, with characters like the sprightly Jellicle Cats, who dance in chorus lines on moonlit rooftops, and the vicious Great Rumpuscat, whose fearsome jaws and eyes like "fireballs fearfully blazing" send rival dog gangs scattering. The distinctive personalities of each cat brought to life by Scheffler's expressive cartoonlike paintings and Eliot's lyrical, tongue-and-cheek wordplay, will appeal to a new generation of cat aficionados. Ages 6 9.