The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System

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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.

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User Review  - CatherineWillett - LibraryThing

“The Swamps of Sleethe” was a funny, yet creepy, collection of poems about fictional planets. What I liked most was how creative the poems were. Since all the planets were fictional, they had made up ... Read full review

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User Review  - SylviaSmile - LibraryThing

I love the inventive wordplay and beautiful illustrations by Jimmy Pickering in this book of interplanetary-themed poetry by Jack Prelutsky. I'd recommend it for ages 10 and up. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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