Macavity' (the mystery cat!) is one of the best-loved poems from T. S. Eliot'sOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats -the inspiration forCats: The Musical -beloved by generations of children and their parents.
Now, Macavity is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robins that perfectly convey all the wit and humor of Eliot's creation. Perfect for ages 3+, children (and parents) will love reading aloud about T.S. Eliot's best-loved cat.
To sit alongside other classics such asThe Gruffalo,The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.
It's rare that a poem not meant for a picture book translates so smoothly into the form, but Macavity does, coming in at the perfect length with ample opportunity for illustrations to help build out the story. . . .Like Eliot's verses, [Robins's illustrations] present a world of mischief and hilarity. The New York Times
Robins has infused new life into the trickster cat. Kirkus Reviews
Thomas Stearns Eliotwas born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.
Arthur Robinsis a renowned cartoonist and illustrator of over fifty books, includingWhat Use is a Moose?,Bertie was a Watchdog, andThe Amazing Adventures of Chilly Billy, as well as the enormously popular seriesSeriously Silly Stories.