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Edward Lear’s Poetry for Kids Comes to Mobile Platforms

Founded in 2011, Corky Portwine ( is a Los Angeles-based developer of mobile applications. Corky Portwine’s mission is to create quality interactive art and entertainment for children. “We believe visual art, poetry and music are fundamental to childhood development,” says founder Sam Tannen. Other Corky Portwine apps include ‘The Magic Chicken’ and ‘Happy Love.’

About Edward Lear
Along with Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear is one of the most celebrated authors of Victorian-era poetry for children. The writer of such poems as ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘The Scroobious Pip,’ Lear began his artistic career as an ornithological illustrator. At age 19 he released a highly-regarded collection of parrott illustrations. He later spent much of his life traveling the world as a landscape painter. Today Lear is best remembered for his “nonsense” poetry and the accompanying illustrations.

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