The Swamps of Sleethe

The Swamps of Sleethe

Poems from Beyond the Solar System

By Jack Prelutsky; Jimmy Pickering (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375846748, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

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 is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

Jimmy Pickering has illustrated a number of picture books, including "Bubble Trouble" by Stephen Krensky and "Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale" by Alan Jardine. He also creates original art, which he shows at galleries around the globe including CoproNason in Santa Monica, California and Rotofugi in Chicago. He lives on the North Coast of Oregon with his loyal canine companions, Pugsley, Wednesday and Jesse.