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The Swamps of Sleethe
Poems From Beyond the Solar System
Written by Jack PrelutskyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Jimmy PickeringAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jimmy Pickering


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 7-9 years
· February 16, 2011 · $9.99 · 978-0-375-98631-4 (0-375-98631-6)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Jack Prelutsky was named our nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate in 2006. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Jimmy Pickering’s deliciously scary illustrations have appeared in several picture books, and his art has enhanced the covers of all of Debi Gliori’s Pure Dead series. He lives in Astoria, Oregon.


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