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The Scroobious Pip

Edward Lear

A beautifully reimagined and illustrated edition of classic poet Edward Lear's unfinished nonsense verse poem by award-winning illustrators Charles Santore and Nicholas Santore, which celebrates diversity and the importance of accepting others.

"Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip! Its only name is the Scroobious Pip." Unfinished at the time of Edward Lear's death in 1888, "The Scroobious Pip" is a fantastical journey into the world of beasts, birds, fish, and insects as these creatures try to determine what, exactly, the Scroobious Pip is. In the end, the Scroobious Pip's unique nature is embraced and he is welcomed among all animals, fish, and insects. Award-winning illustrator, Charles Santore, crafted a fabulously clever interpretation of the illusive Pip before his death in 2019, and his son, acclaimed artist Nicholas Santore, has fully realized his father's vision in the beautiful paintings that bring to life Lear's humorous nonsensical poem.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Running Press Kids
  • Publish Date: Jan 21st, 2025
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.25in - 11.00in - 0.70in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780762468607
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)Diversity & MulticulturalAnimals - Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical

About the Author

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author, and poet, most well-known for his nonsense poetry and limericks. The Owl and the Pussycat is his most well-known children's poem.

Charles Santore was a nationally acclaimed illustrator whose works appear regularly in magazines. His honors included the Library of Congress's 2009 National Book Festival Artist, the Society of Illustrators' Award of Excellence, and the Hamilton King Award. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and in many private collections. A native of Philadelphia, he passed away in 2019.

Nicholas Santore--painter, musician, and son of Charles Santore--was born and raised in Center City, Philadelphia. As a kid, he became interested in art and studied drawing and painting with his father, and eventually received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in painting and illustration, and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in painting. Nicholas's work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and is part of several notable private collections.