Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans

Poems for Halloween

By Amy E. Sklansky; Karen Dismukes (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805070460, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 2004

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Jack o' lantern
Jack o' light.
Jack o' darkness.
Jack o' night.

A spirited collection of Halloween poems
guaranteed to tickle the funny bone

Thrillsome, shocking, bewitching-Halloween! It's the only night of the year where a being can truly be . . . itself! But Halloween's not just for goblins. Read along and see for yourself as bats, witches, daring adventurers, even ordinary kids (especially ordinary kids!) are excited to come out for tricks or treats.

Spooky-fun poems and winning hand-beaded illustrations perfectly capture the fun of this much-loved holiday.

About the Author

Amy E. Sklansky is the author of From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On, which School Library Journal praised for its "easy rhymes and bouncy rhythm." A writer and freelance editor of children's books, Ms. Sklansky lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.

Karen Dismukes contributed beaded art to From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On. A freelance artist and art director, she lives in Overland Park, Kansas.

Praise For Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans

"Kids who enjoy the spooky side of Halloween will find this a treat."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A]ppealing, animated, and appropriate for younger children."--School Library Journal

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