Summary: A classic T.S. Eliot poem about the mischievous, mysterious cat Macavity, brought to life brilliantly with drawings by Arthur Robins. Macavity is a fictional character who is described in a poem in Old Possum’s Book of Practical The poem Macavity the Mystery Cat is the best known of Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the only book Eliot wrote for a younger. Macavity is, in all likelihood, a notorious, but extremely wily and villainous human Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw–.

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He would be insulted to be branded a simple thief. He is part spiv, part gangster and mystedy loveable rogue. Scotland Yard, the Foreign Office, even the Admiralty suspect him of felony.

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Macavity is a glorious romp of a read for the whole family. Andrew Lloyd Webber clearly agrees as he made a musical out of the collection. In this edition Macavity gains a foil in the form of a bumbling police officer.

This is a dog of course! This nameless and hapless character stages line ups, startles innocent rats with his flashlight but never manages to track down Macavity.

As for the villain himself, we are occasionally afforded a glimpse of tail or ear at a scene of crime but there is no evidence to incriminate this scraggy ginger cat about town.

The illustrations in this edition are funny and bring an extra mxcavity to an already thoroughly entertaining read. You can even have a giggle on your own. If Macavity wets your appetite for T.

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You might also enjoy The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Retrieved from ” http: Personal tools Log in. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s macavjty Authors. Eliot poem about the mischievous, mysterious cat Macavity, brought to life brilliantly with drawings by Arthur Thhe. The long arm of the law is stretching out to capture this feline fiend… but will he ever be found?

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