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Once Upon A Tomb

Gravely Humorous Verses

Written by J. Patrick LewisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrated by Simon BartramAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Simon Bartram

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Clever puns and elaborately detailed, surreal artwork illuminate a collection of comically grim verses that can't help but tickle the funny bone.

Reader, if I had more time
I'd say au revoir in rhyme,
Sayonara, ciao in verse —
But I have to catch a hearse.

Peek inside ONCE UPON A TOMB and find twenty-two poems, each of
which tells, in hilarious verse, the story of an untimely demise — from a school principal to a bully, a food critic to a cafeteria lady, an underwear
salesman to a soccer player. Complemented by Simon Bartram's deadpan illustrations, J. Patrick Lewis's cryptic tour of headstones and epitaphs is silly, spooky — and far from grave.

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