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The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems

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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, Te
Paperback, 72 pages
Published September 19th 2003 by Kingfisher (first published September 1st 2003)
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Maria Thermann
Mar 15, 2015 Maria Thermann rated it really liked it
Designed to “make young readers shiver”, according to the blurb on the back cover, this delightful collection of poems and lyrics won’t make young skins crawl and sweat, but make hardened young readers giggle and shake their heads over the "quaintess of it all".

Used to pretty violent Disney movies and video games, young readers these days will probably view the book's illustrations with nostalgia.

Having said that, many of the poems are pretty creepy and best told on a rainy, stormy night, when
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Gillian Clarke (b. 1937) is one of the central figures in contemporary Welsh poetry, the third to take up the post of National Poet of Wales. Her own poems have achieved widespread critical and popular acclaim (her Selected Poems has gone through seven printings and her work is studied by GCSE and A Level students throughout Britain) but she has also made her cultural mark through her inspirationa ...more
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