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The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes - Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

Hardcover

Published: 1st July 2012
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A newly illustrated edition of this classic tale by one of Australia’s greatest children’s book illustrators. Unabridged version.

Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world of Edward Lear. This collection of Lear’s best-loved nonsense verse is published to coincide with the Bicentenary of his birth in May 2012. Rediscover the Owl and the Pussycat, The Jumblies, and The Dong with a Luminous Nose. Learn what happened to The New Vestments of the old man from the Kingdom of Tess and take a stroll through Bong Tree Land. Lear’s verse and limericks have enthralled generations of families, but it is as an ornithological illustrator that he first made his name. His poems, and the original artworks that accompany them, form the heart of this beautiful book, but Lear’s sketches and drawings of birds, as well as a brief glimpse into the life of the man who declared: ‘Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils’ complete the tribute to an extraordinary and enduring talent. This specially illustrated Bicentenary edition provides not only a celebration of Edward Lear’s two-hundredth year, but a unique gift for adults and children to enjoy together for centuries to come. Every poem in this collection is brought to life with a series of stunning new illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.

  • A perfect gift for children and adults of all ages.
  • Brand new edition by renowned children’s book illustrator Robert Ingpen who brings Edward Lear’s unforgettable characters to life as never before.
  • Part of the Ingpen illustrated classics series, including Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Wendy, A Christmas Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
About the Author

Lear's verse and limericks have enthralled generations of families, but it is as an ornithological illustrator that he first made his name. His poems, and the original artworks that accompany them, form the heart of this beautiful book. This specially illustrated Bicentenary edition provides not only a celebration of Edward Lear's two-hundredth year, but a unique gift for adults and children to enjoy together for centuries to come. Robert Ingpen began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children's book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature.

About the Illustrator

Robert Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia. He began studying illustration art and book design over fifty years ago at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has designed, written and illustrated more than one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. In 1986, Ingpen received the highest honour in the children’s book world, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for his contribution to international children's literature. He has also recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT and granted Membership of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He and his wife Angela live and work in Anglesea near their home town of Geelong. In recent times, he has illustrated editions of classic works such as The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the centenary editions of Peter Pan and Wendy and The Wind in the Willows.

ISBN: 9781921977596
ISBN-10: 1921977590
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 22.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.5