Author(s): Edward Lear
Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake and introduced with a foreword by Julia Donaldson. The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat...Edward Lear's classic poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, has delighted readers of all ages for generations. It is given new life by Charlotte Voake's exquisite illustrations in this beautiful new edition. Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author and Lear devotee, Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans both old and young. Be sure to look out for Julia Donaldson's sequel to this much-loved poem, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat.
Edward Lear was an artist, illustrator, author and poet and is best known today for his nonsense verse. 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat' is Lear's most popular work and has been loved by readers of all ages for generations. Charlotte Voake was born in Wales and studied at the University of London. Her first illustrations were published while she was studying there in 1978. She has won the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Award twice. She has been shortlisted for both the Kurt Maschler Emil Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Julia Donaldson grew up in London and studied at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children, including the award-winning The Gruffalo. Julia has won many awards, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards and was the Children's Laureate 2011-2013. Julia divides her time between Scotland and West Sussex where she lives with her husband, Malcolm, who often joins her on stage for their sell-out singalong shows.