The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense Rhymes By: Edward Lear, Robert Ingpen


SIGNED EDITION BY ROBERT INGPEN: 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.


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