In the desolate depths of a perilous place the bogeyman lurks, with a snarl on his face. Never dare, never dare to approach his dark lair for he's waiting . . . just waiting . . . to get you.
—Jack Prelutsky, excerpt from The Bogeyman
Offering a mix of contemporary and classic verse as well as traditional rhymes, the poets featured in this anthology include Carl Sandburg, Ted Hughes, Emily Bronte, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Stevie Smith, Walter de la Mare, and William Shakespeare. Ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, bogeymen, mysterious night noises, sprites, spirits, and more—they're all here in this anthology of terrifically terrifying poems. Wonderfully weird and eerie illustrations add to the haunted mood.