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Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Kirk - Goodreads

Not a fan of Eliot, nor Gorey. Some of Gorey's illustrations were quite amusing. A few of the poems were good, such as the first and last one. The rest were not greatly enjoyable, although only a few were unpleasant. 2.5-2.75 Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I am not going to deny that TS Eliot can write well. He can.The cats are cute and enjoyable. But it's really hard for me to get past the racist elements within this text. I understand that some people ... Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Richard Ward - Goodreads

Light verse by a cat enthusiast for kids and adults. If you've seen or heard the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, you've already heard most of the poems sung. I know very little about poetry and am not qualified to say whether or not this is "good" poetry. I can only say I enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

Arguably TS Eliot's masterpiece (let's be serious, people, how many Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals are based on The Wasteland?), Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is an absolutely delightful ... Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Sylvia Bloom - Goodreads

I was originally exposed to Old Possum as a kid after seeing the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and later buying the book itself. It's been over ten years, and these poems are as entertaining now as they were then, especially when read aloud. Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Oliver James - Goodreads

Interesting. Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Wasn't a fan of this one. It was trying so hard but was just boring. Would not recommend. Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Gyoza - Goodreads

Collection of fun poems about cats and their varied personalities. I learned from this book that I have a Jellicle Cat, a Rum Tum Tugger, and an Old Gumbie Cat. But I think my favorite poem is the first one about the Naming of Cats. Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Ruka Sato - Goodreads

So many cats Read full review

Review: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

User Review  - Kristine Pratt - Goodreads

I haven't seen the musical "Cats" but would be interested now in doing so after reading these whimsical poems that I'd heard so much about over the years. The author knows cats very well indeed ... Read full review

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