Author(s): Edward Lear
"Brett sets Lear's beloved poem of courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly lit Caribbean landscape.... Here, the land where the bong tree grows looks like the set for an operetta in paradise". -- Booklist, starred review -- "A fresh version of an old story that's filled with intricate details and touches of humor. A hoot and a howl that's sure to make a splash with young romantics". -- School Library Journal, starred review - "An entrancing picture story". - Kirkus Reviews, pointer review
Date- 2013-08-06 John Vernon Lord is an award-winning author-illustrator who has been working for nearly 50 years. He has illustrated many classic texts by Aesop, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, as well as his own stories, and he was also a distinguished lecturer and teacher of illustration for 45 years until his recent retirement. Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was an illustrator, natural history artist, and writer, though he is best known for his nonsense poems. His collection of poetry, A Book of Nonsense, was published in 1846 and helped to popularize the limerick, a humorous form of verse. His most famous poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, has been made into many picture books.