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The owl and the pussy-cat : a folk tale classic / by Edward Lear ; illustrated by Paul Galdone.

By: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 [author.].
Contributor(s): Galdone, Paul [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]Copyright date: ©1987Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0544392957; 9780544392953; 9780899198545; 0899198546.Subject(s): Animals -- Juvenile poetry | Fantasy -- Juvenile poetryGenre/Form: Nonsense verses. | Children's poetry, English.DDC classification: 821/.8 Summary: After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"A memorable version suitable for the youngest reader." -- Kirkus Reviews The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note.


So begins the unlikely love story of a cat and bird, who sail away together and are married on a remote island, their officiant a turkey, and their wedding ring a piece of jewelry from a pig's snout. The story of this silly couple has become an enduring classic, and is more charming than ever in this gift edition, now part of the Folk Tale Classics series.

After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

In this inexpensive paper-over-board reissue, Galdone straightforwardly interprets Lear's nonsense poem in unassuming pictures that provide just enough embellishment. His lighthearted scenes bring a modern sensibility to the classic verse. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.