Edward Lear, by profession a landscape painter and by choice an entertainer of children, ushered in the great age of nonsense with his Book of Nonsense (1846). A master of his craft, Lear wrote hundreds of limericks that tickled everyone's funnybone. Quebec artist Michele Lemieux brings Lear's imaginary countries and absurd people to life in this collection of 51 of his most outrageous and playful nonsense poems. Lemieux passes on Lear's voice to a new generation of children.
About the authors
Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an artist and poet known primarily for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form he popularized. As an artist, he is known mainly for his landscapes of Italy, Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land and India, and as a watercolorist. Lear gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria.
David Booth is a university professor, author and anthologist of more than thirty books. His lives in Toronto, Ontario.