The Scroobious Pip
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The poem tells of a fanciful animal of unknown taxonomy known only as "the Scroobious Pip" and the fruitless attempts of the other animals of the world to classify it.
Influence and legacy
In 1968, it was completed by American poet Ogden Nash, who was asked to finish the poem. Illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert were also added in 1968. Harvard University Press published Teapots And Quails, a small book of Lear's poetry that includes "The Scroobious Pip".
- Staff, Harriet. "The Anthony Madrid Version of Edward Lear’s ‘The Scroobious Pip’". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- Staff, Harriet. "The Anthony Madrid Version of Edward Lear’s ‘The Scroobious Pip’". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip". MTV.co.uk. MTV. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- Full text of "The Scroobious Pip" at nonsenselit.org
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