The Owl and the Pussycat

by Paul Galdone and Edward Lear

Edward Lear’s foolishly fun classic about the unlikely romance between a pussycat and an owl is now a collectible Folk Tale Classic!

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544392953
  • ISBN-10: 0544392957
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 05/05/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

"A memorable version suitable for the youngest reader.” —Kirkus Reviews


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five-pound note. 



So begins the unlikely love story of a cat and bird, who sail away together and are married on a remote island, their officiant a turkey, and their wedding ring a piece of jewelry from a pig's snout. The story of this silly couple has become an enduring classic, and is more charming than ever in this gift edition, now part of the Folk Tale Classics series.

About the author
Paul Galdone

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.