The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems (Paperback)
|Ghosts, goblins, bogeymen, spirits, and more are here in this anthology of more than 50 terrifically terrifying poems from the word's great poets, from William Shakespeare to Carl Sandburg. Full color.|
From the Publisher:
More than fifty poems about ghosts, goblins, spirits, and bogeymen--by such poets as Carl Sandburg, Ted Hughes, Emily Brontd, Alfred Tennyson, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare--populate a poetry collection for children. Originally published as The Whispering Room. Reprint.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.