The text of this well loved children's book was written by Edward Lear. Lear is the English author & poet who is known for his nonsense poetry, prose and limericks. This hardback book is 8" wide x 9 3/4" high. Each page is delightfully colored with the story of the owl and the pussycat who sailed off together in a pea green boat. First edition, copyright 1998. 29 pages. Previously owned but in good condition.