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Edward Lear's The Scroobious Pip / completed by Ogden Nash ; illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert.

By: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Contributor(s): Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 [aut] | Burkert, Nancy Ekholm [ill] | Harper & Row, Publishers [pbl] | Neff Lithographing Company, Inc [ltg] | A. Horowitz & Son [bnd].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York ; Evanston ; London : Harper & Row, Publishers, c1968Description: [25] p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 0064431320 (pbk.); 9780064431323 (pbk.).Other title: Scroobious Pip.Subject(s): Nonsense verses | Children's poetry | Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile poetry | Animals -- Juvenile poetry | Stories in rhymeGenre/Form: Children's poetry -- 1968.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Scroobious Pip.DDC classification: 821 LOC classification: PZ8.3.L477 | ScAlso issued online.Summary: Literature of Delight. Nash completed this verse by Lear, brought fantastically into focus by the images in Burkert's generous, splendid paintings. Turn this over to young readers and ask them just what is the Pip. Or, what is he not?Summary: In this verse by Lear and completed by Ogden Nash, the Scroobious Pip visits various places while all the animals, birds, fish, and insects try to figure out what exactly he is.
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The original unfinished text was taken from the author's Teapots and quails published in 1953.

Baldwin Library copy signed by the illustrator.

Lithography by Neff Lithographing Company, Inc. ; bound by A. Horowitz & Son.

Literature of Delight. Nash completed this verse by Lear, brought fantastically into focus by the images in Burkert's generous, splendid paintings. Turn this over to young readers and ask them just what is the Pip. Or, what is he not?

In this verse by Lear and completed by Ogden Nash, the Scroobious Pip visits various places while all the animals, birds, fish, and insects try to figure out what exactly he is.

Also issued online.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Edward Lear was born in Holloway, England, to Jeremiah (a stockbroker) and Ann Lear, tutored at home by his sister, and briefly attended the Royal Academy schools. Both an author and an illustrator, he earned his living as an artist from the age of 15, mainly by doing landscapes. What he is remembered for is his nonsense books, especially his popularization of the limerick. Along with Lewis Carroll, he is considered to be the founder of nonsense poetry. <p> In addition to his limericks, he created longer nonsense poems. The best---and best known---is The Jumblies, in which the title characters go to sea in a sieve; it is a brilliant, profound, silly, and sad expression of the need to leave the security of the known world and experience the wonder and danger of the unknown. His other most notable work is The Owl and the Pussy Cat, a less complex poem whose title characters also go to sea. Lear produced humorous alphabets and botany books as well. <p> His wordplay, involving puns, neologisms, portmanteau words, and anticlimax, retains its vitality today and has influenced such contemporary writers of children's nonsense verse as Shel Silverstein, Ogden Nash, and Laura Richards <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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