The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System (Hardcover)

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By Jack Prelutsky, Jimmy Pickering (Illustrator)
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“This collection is an exploration of outer space that is not for the faint of heart. There are many imaginative ways to perish in these darkly comic, cautionary verses about unexplored worlds far beyond the solar system. The book also includes anagrams for those who love word puzzles!”
— Jennifer Wills Geraedts, Beagle Books, Park Rapids, MN

Description


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 darkly comedic 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 and rattle off to anyone who will listen And there is a special bonus: anagrams for the kid who loves word puzzles.

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."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375846748
ISBN-10: 0375846743
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 10th, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English