The Owl and the Pussycat
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2015
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 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.
Lear was an artist, illustrator, author and poet. 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat' is Lear's most popular work and has been loved by readers of all ages for generations. 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 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. Donaldson studied at Bristol University. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children, including the award-winning The Gruffalo. Julia has won many awards, including the Blue Peter Awards and was the Children's Laureate 2011-2013.