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The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems From Beyond the Solar System Hardcover – March 10, 2009


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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.

Amazon Exclusive: A Poem by Jack Prelutsky

There Are Things Out There

There are things out there in the void of space
That we know nothing about.
Some may resemble volleyballs
And feel like sauerkraut.
They may be cold, they may be hot,
They may be huge or small.
They may be friendly, they may be not,
They may not care at all.

Perhaps one has a thousand arms
And malice in its heart.
Perhaps its dire intention
Is to rip our limbs apart.
Perhaps one plans to turn us
Into mounds of cookie dough.
We don’t know what’s in outer space,
We simply do not know.--Jack Prelutsky


 

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The nation's first children's poet laureate fills a galaxy with weird, scary planets: his 19 poems describe places and creatures you wouldn't want to visit. On planet Lonithor, for example, demon birds... eviscerate their prey./ And when they've disemboweled you,/ They'll pick apart your face; on Ogdofod the monopods will snare you in their nets,/ Then process you and package you/ To feed their hungry pets. Pickering's (Skelly the Skeleton Girl) amusing illustrations suggest images for a Tim Burton movie. A tourist on Drifig Prime resembles a frozen Corpse Bride and someone who stumbles on Planet Grob looks a lot like Edward Scissorhands. Less broad in its appeal than most of Prelutsky's previous titles, this over-the-top intergalactic odyssey will mostly please kids capable of relishing horror and its send-ups (You laugh till you wish / You'd expire of laughter, / And in that same second, / you mercifully do). For added fun, about half of the planet names are anagrams; a key is listed at the end. Ages 8–up.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (March 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375846743
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375846748
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,535,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jack Prelutsky has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers The Wizard, Scranimals, and The New Kid on the Block. He is also the author of Be Glad Your Nose is on your Face, a collection of his most celebrated verses. He was named the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

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This is the perfect book for the space enthusiast, but what is even cooler, this book will pull in the child who has never really thought about space before! the poems are hilarious, and the illustrations, Mr. Pickering, are out-of-this world! (I know; bad pun)

I am always looking for a way to entice the child who turns up his nose at poetry to "just try it"; this book will help IMMENSELY!
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I thought that the poems were fun, and the illustrations bright and colorful. However. my grandson who loves poetry (has four Shel Silverstein books) had a different impression. The night after he had read some of the pages, he told me that it scared him and made him have bad dreams. It was probably the illustrations that triggered the dreams. I contacted Amazon.com once I knew that he was reluctant to read any more of the pages. They requested that I return the book, and I substituted a Shel Silverstein book "Falling Up" which he loves. Jack Prelutsky is a wonderful writer and poet; however, for some children this particular book may be too far out and scary.
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By Constance Vidor on April 8, 2014
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My name us bob and I will come to your house when you are seven years old Because I don't like you
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