Egmont UK

A Selection of Nonsense Verse

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ISBN: 9781405271820
Publisher: Egmont UK
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
Number of pages: 128
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Discover the world of Edward Lear, where everything is out of the ordinary

Far and few, far and few,
Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
And they went to sea in a Sieve.

Known as the father of the nonsense poem, Edward Lear is greatly to thank for the form’s popularity. Gently mocking the ridiculousness of human behavior and Victorian convention, Lear’s deliciously silly verse has delighted children and adults for generations. Here, an owl can marry a cat, a duck and a kangaroo can travel the world together, and a whole chorus and birds and beasts can happily make their homes upon a quangle wangle's hat. This complete collection features some of the UK’s favorite classics, including "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," "The Quangle-Wangle’s Hat," and "The Jumblies." Wonderfully complemented by Lear’s own illustrations, this is the perfect gift edition.

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