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owls and pussycats

Just last night I spoke with a young friend. I’d sent her a greeting card depicting a cat, sleek and gilded and sparkling with jewels. You see, my young friend tends toward attire that also catches the light. 214 more words


English Language Learners? Give Their English a Boost with Poetry

Every day, ELLs and ESL students face a barrage of grammar, readings, and comprehension checks. Offer them a language victory through poetry and memorization.

Memorization, long thought to be the “bad boy” of education, has a respectable history of function and use if one scans back over the ages. 946 more words

Education And Big Ideas

The Children of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Edward Lear’s sequel to his classic nonsense love poem

Did you know that Edward Lear wrote a sequel to ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’? ‘The Children of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ first appeared in Angus Davidson’s  449 more words


The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat,

Took a train,

To the land where it perpetually rained.

The Cat said, ‘hey! What the hell is this?’

The Owl replied, ‘Scotland.’


January 27 Trivia Rankings

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play. The questions were all good this week; we just learned Sparky can be forgetful.

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The Owl and the Pussycat by Darel Seow

On September the 19th, I was rolling around Birmingham City Centre searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I found was number 29: The Owl and the Pussycat by Darel Seow. 78 more words

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear


Illustrated by Jan Brett

“Amiable lunacy.” This was George Orwell’s perfect description of Edward Lear’s poetry. Writing in the mid-nineteenth century, Lear single-handedly invented the nonsense genre. 348 more words