Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats


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.

ISBN: 9780571346134 Author: Eliot, T. S. Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 3rd September 2020 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Hardback Dewey: 821.912 (edition:23) Pages: 81 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: , ,

The naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

So begins one of the best-known poetry collections of all time. The practical cats need no introduction, but this stunning new full-colour version, illustrated by Júlia Sardà, is the perfect companion to Old Toffer’s Dogs. Whether you are a cat or a dog person, you will be enchanted by Júlia’s highly original interpretation.

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