Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Friday Book on Saturday.................

This week I (Merlin) am spolighting a book many of
you have probably heard of, Old Possum's Book of Practical
Cats, by non other than T S Eliot
If you have seen the broadway show CATS, then
you have experienced T S Eliot's prose set to
A L Webber's music complete with prancing, dancing
cats all over the place.
However, I encourage you to read the poems as they were
written. You will be surprised at how rich and full they are
and the best edition is the one with illustrations by Edward
Gorey, because he understood cats.
The team of Eliot and Gorey shows cats like never before.
I think they are even better than Eliot and Webber, *gasp*.
Yes, you heard me correctly.

I love this book and read it often and in many, many places...

Here is my favorite poem and illustration:

~Merlin, "The Dude" Schumacher


Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Ahhhh, McCavity the Mystery Cat..... Mom says she's gonna look for that edition. Can you go to our blog & give the ISBN #?? She loves Edward Goreys work too! And Merlin, you make a fantastic book model!

9:37 PM

Blogger Ariel said...

Thanks for the head up.I'm going to ask mom if she can get this book on amazon.
Love the poems :)

5:39 AM

Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Thanks for the ISBN.
BTW, I didn't even notice the link!!!

8:57 AM

Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, thank you!!

CalicoMom Toni

9:33 AM

Blogger Bunny Daddy said...

Just saw the news. Hope all is well there. Mrs. Sniffles sends her good bunny vibes to.

As to the book, I love Eliot.

Mrs. Sniffles' Bunny Dad.

3:04 PM

Blogger Fat Eric said...

We just saw on the TV there was an earthquake where you live! Hope you are all OK and your house isn't damaged or anything.

6:21 PM

Blogger Miss Bonita said...


I hope that you and your family are all well! Those earthquakes must have been real scary and I'm hoping that everyone is safe. Please let me know how you are doing.

Yours forever,

10:36 PM

Anonymous Karen Jo said...

That looks like a really nice book. I hope you are all fine after the earthquake.

12:06 AM

Blogger THE ZOO said...

we hope your ok after the earthquakes.

7:24 AM

Blogger Riley Dog said...

Hello Poi Peoples!
Hope everything is well after all those earthquakes... thanks for the book review. That is a great book. It's one that Mommy keeps in her own library, only hers doesn't have all those wonderful illustrations. A BIG hello is being sent to Rabbie from Bonita (she's such a flirt).
Riley Dog

7:35 AM

Blogger Diva Kitty's Mom said...

Hi Poi Clan - please let us know you are ok!

10:03 AM

Blogger Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

We are reely werried abowt yoo, and hope all critters and peeple are okay after the big shakey thing happend. We'll be chekking bak offin to see if yer all okay!

10:43 AM

Blogger Finnegan & Buddy said...

We came by to see if y'all were ok, we hope it wasn't too terribul scary. I go in the closit or make mom hug me when things get scary.

Finny (& Buddy)

11:04 AM

Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

We hopes yall are ok. Quakin earth sounds skeery. We'll be sendin purrs n purrayers for ya.
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

1:13 PM

Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

is efurrything still in its place? erfquakes are scary stuff!

5:33 PM

Anonymous abita said...

We are thinking about you guys too...hope you are all well and not too shaken up.

6:17 PM

Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're sendin' purrayers that you're all okay. We have that exact book, it's one of our favorites!

6:22 PM

Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Yoo are such a educated kittie!

Are yoo ok? We are soooo wurried about yoo. Did yoo feel the shakies? Is yer lady ok and the rest of yer and the peeples family? We are vary vary wurried!

11:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not much into literuhcher, but the lady heer was an english major and she luvs the eliot guy. Whatever. I just wanted to let yoo know that we're hoping yer okay. and evrything!

12:23 AM

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