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Old Perisher


 Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
Published by Faber & Faber (1965)

Everyone in Plymbury is proud of the Corporation Gardens. They are kept beautiful and elegant and well kept, except for one thing -- Old Perisher, the Corporation Cat. 

      Many years ago Mr. Morgan, the Head Gardener, saw a young cat breaking off the tulip heads in a flower bed, and threw a clod of earth at it. From that moment there was war between the cat and Mr. Morgan. For years the battle raged -- and then Old Perisher mysteriously disappeared. 

©Ardizzone Estate

 Publishers comment (1965) 

     Diana Ross's new picture book has the gaiety and zest that are to be expected from the creator of the Little Red Engine, and Old Perisher's adventures are delightfully portrayed by Edward Ardizzone. 
Old Perisher's Notes about Edward Ardizzone, his illustrator

Old Perisher
Published by Tokuma Shoten Co Ltd Tokyo, Japan
December 2000


Japanese translation rights arranged with Mrs Teresa Anderson through Japan UNI Agency Inc., Tokyo. Illustrations reproduced by arrangement with the Ardizzone Estate c/o Laura Cecil Literary Agency, London through Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc., Tokyo
Translation into Japanese © 2000 Asako Sakazaki

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