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The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems

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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.

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Children's Literature
An excellent addition to a classroom or library poetry shelf, this collection of more than fifty scary poems will appeal to readers first for its haunting subject matter and then for its wonderful language...this paperback reprint contains vivid illustrations that make this book as intriguing to look at as to read aloud.

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  • Gillian Clarke and Justin Todd worked together on the hardcover edition of this book, The Whispering Room: Haunted Poems, which was an IRA-CBC Children's Choice for 1997.  Gillian Clarke and Justin Todd worked together on the hardcover edition of this book, The Whispering Room: Haunted Poems, which was an IRA-CBC Children's Choice for 1997.
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The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems

  • Trade Paperback

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