About the Author
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965. A founding editor of Faber & Faber, his legacy includes several works for children, including Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the basis for the global megahit musical Cats! and the first home of Macavity the Mystery Cat.
ARTHUR ROBINS is a veteran illustrator of many classic titles including What Use is a Moose (Walker Books), Little Rabbit Foo Foo (Aladdin) and My Granny is a Pirate (Hodder & Stoughton). He is delighted to join the Faber picture books launch list bringing new life to old favourites.