The Swamps of Sleethe

Poems From Beyond the Solar System

By Jack Prelutsky; Jimmy Pickering (Illustrator)
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375846748, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“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.

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