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Memorable ghosts float eerily through these pages.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published December 12th 1990 by Holiday House (first published March 1979)
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Nancy Kotkin
Poems: 3 stars
Illustrations: 3 stars

A multi-author collection of children's poetry about ghosts. The Ghostly Grocer of Grumble Grove by Jack Prelutsky is outstanding. The other poems in the collection are not especially remarkable. Illustrations are black-and-white pencil drawings.
Shannon Janik
Oct 22, 2012 Shannon Janik rated it liked it
“Ghost Poems” edited by Daisy Wallace did not live up to my expectations. I was hoping these poems would be spooky but they left me hanging and uninterested. All the pictures were in black and white and not fun to look at. If I could not stay focused on these poems how is a five year old supposed to stay interested? The only useful thing I could see about this collection would be to use it around Halloween time in a classroom and have kids write their own ghost poems.
R.C. Mulhare
Jun 15, 2015 R.C. Mulhare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One of my favorite books as a wee Ref: I used to get this out of our town's public library every October during my grade school years. Haunting poems and deliciously eerie artwork: this will delight kids and kids-at-heart during that time of the year when the veil grows thin.
Kate
Oct 22, 2011 Kate rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
Some good, some bad, most were just okay.
Melynda Jones
Sep 15, 2012 Melynda Jones rated it liked it
Cute anthology of non-scary ghostly poems. My fave was a alliterative Prelutsky poem about a ghostly grocery store. Great pencil illustration, too.
Katy Pitrucha
Mar 05, 2015 Katy Pitrucha rated it really liked it
A collection of poetry from various authors, all about ghosts or others things of a spooky nature.
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Claire Morton
Apr 25, 2017 Claire Morton rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book!

When you think of ghosts and ghouls you don't necessarily think of cute little creatures. This book changes everything you thought. With different poems from different writers, Daisy Wallace and Tomie de Paola put together a fantastic book that makes spooky creatures look fun for children. I believe that this book is for children from ages 6-12. That's just an estimate by the way. This book lets their imagination fly and have fun without being scared.
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