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0571334091
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9780571334094
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Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs

Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs

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Overview

T. S. Eliot’s best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections ever. At last, in the 80th year of Old Possum’s Cats, we have the companion volume that Eliot had envisaged, written by master poet and Costa-winner, Christopher Reid.

This wonderfully witty and varied collection, illustrated in full-colour by the brilliant Sara Ogilvie, is perfect for younger readers to appreciate. A book that will be enjoyed by generations to come, perfect for reading together!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571334094
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Christopher Reid is the author of many books of poems, including A Scattering (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2009), The Song of Lunch, Nonsense and The Curiosities. For his first collection of poems for children, All Sorts, he received the Signal Award 2000. From 1991 to 1999 he was Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber, where T.S. Eliot once worked. His Letters of Ted Hughes appeared in 2007 and he is now editing a selection of Seamus Heaney’s correspondence for publication in a few years' time.

Read an Excerpt

I’ve rounded up a rowdy assembly
Of my own Consequential Dogs
As counterparts to Eliot’s mogs.
Mine are a rough and ready bunch:
You wouldn’t take them out to lunch . . .
But if they strike you as friendly, funny,
Full of bounce and fond of a romp,
Forgetful of poetic pomp,
I trust you’ll take them as you find them
And, at the very least, not mind them.

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