OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATST. S. ELIOT Book Number: 91666 Product format: Paperback
The movie Cats was based on the musical inspired by these wonderful and much-loved cat poems by T. S. Eliot, and this edition, illustrated with lovely monochrome drawings, introduces the reader once again to the Bravo Cat Growltiger, the extremely ancient Old Deuteronomy and the Mystery Cat Macavity ("he's called the Hidden Paw"), together with a dozen other colourful figures both enterprising and deplorable. Growltiger, the "roughest cat that ever roamed at large", together with his bucko mate Rumbuskin, terrifies the people from Rotherhithe to Hammersmith but is captured as he serenades the faithless Lady Griddlebone. The Rum Tum Tugger is one of these contrarian characters who always wants what he can't have, in contrast with the jolly Jellicle Cats who just live to dance at the Jellicle Ball. The cat-burglars Mungojerrie and Rumpelteaser need no introduction, while we all know that if a treaty goes missing from the Foreign Office it's certain that the "master-criminal" Macavity, the monster of depravity, will be nowhere near the scene. Bustopher Jones with his white spats is the quintessential cat about town, and the 11.42 Night Mail can never depart without making sure that lovable Skimbleshanks the railway cat is safely on board. 118pp, paperback, black and white drawings.
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