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The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from beyond the Solar Systemby Jimmy Pickering
Synopses & Reviews
Jack Prelutsky's exploration of outer space is not for the faint of heart. No friendly little E.T.-type aliens await your arrival. There are many imaginative ways to perish in these darklycomedic cautionary verses about unexplored worlds so far beyond our solar system. The final poem is an environmental tour de force that packs a wallop. Here are poems the older reader will find great fun to memorize andrattle off to anyone who will listen And there is a special bonus: anagrams for the kid who loves word puzzles.
From the Hardcover edition.
Offers middle readers a collection of poems about the grandeur and mysteries of worlds beyond our solar system, enhanced with anagrams and full-color illustrations, from the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate.
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky was named our nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Jimmy Pickering’s deliciously scary illustrations have appeared in several picture books, and his art has enhanced the covers of all of Debi Gliori’s Pure Dead series. He lives in Astoria, Oregon.
Table of Contents
The swamps of Sleethe — The cold of Drifig Prime — The forests of Fesstor — The globulings of Wolvar Sprod — The bugs of Gub — The demon birds of Lonithor — As soon as you're on Swole — There's something on Skreber — On Grob — The Beholder in the Silence — On fabled Gazook — The monopods of Ogdofod — The waters of Wonthoo — On Sarbro — The planet Theentor — The world of Thade — The savage monarch of Zazorzz — There is a sound on Ning-fa-dee — The Strovilean explorers.
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