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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a set of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology. It was first published in 1939.

The work is known for inspiring and supplying most of the words to the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.

Cats from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, in order of appearance:

The musical Cats is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, but introduces several additional characters—most notably Grizabella.