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Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
     

Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep

by Jack Prelutsky, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator), Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
 

"A dozen original poems on the 'horrifying' subjects (ghouls, vampires, skeletons, etc.) so dear to many young hearts....Your steel-nerved patrons will appreciate both poems and pictures."—School Library Journal.

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"A dozen original poems on the 'horrifying' subjects (ghouls, vampires, skeletons, etc.) so dear to many young hearts....Your steel-nerved patrons will appreciate both poems and pictures."—School Library Journal.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
He's devoted himself to subjects like Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep, which celebrates ghouls, witches, werewolves and ogres. Prelutsky feels there's something missing from the world because now we're so sophisticated and have an answer for everything, but there are still things out there that we know nothing about. He is not afraid to use words that will challenge and inspire his readers and he writes about the things that kids really do deal with such as nightmares and fantastic creatures. This is an ALA Notable Book and a School Library Journal Best of the Best. 1993 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688840532
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1976
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
327,545
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

The Troll

Bewary of the loathsome troll
that slyly lies in wait
to drag you to his dingy hole
and put you on his plate.

His blood is black and boiling hot,
he gurgles ghastly groans.
Hell cook you in his dinner pot,
your skin, your flesh, your bones.

He'll catch your arms and clutch your legs
and grind you to a pulp,
then swallow you like scrambled eggs—
gobble! gobble! gulp!

So watch your steps when next you go
upon a pleasant stroll,
or you might end in the pit below
as supper for the troll.

Meet the Author

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

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