Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book of the Week--Edward Lear

Book of the week is a weekly post I do in order to give more attention to books I think deserve it.

The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
Genre: Nonsense Poetry
320 pages

What it's about:
This is a book filled full of Edward Lear's limericks, poems, songs, and illustrations.

Edward Lear has always been my favorite poet. Him and Shel Silverstein. I love the sing song flow of his poems and how they are absolute nonsense. Lear was the father of Nonsense. Anyone who called Queen Victoria an "absolutely marvelous duck" was a cool guy. "Owl and the Pussycat" will always be my favorite poem (I've had it memorized since I was 4) and I had to write a paper on it this last week. I've been thrown in an Edward Lear faze. Make sure to read Owl and the Pussycat, along with The Jumblees. Those are the best!

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