The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight: More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep

Overview

"In a companion volume to Nightmares, poet and artist again collaborate to elicit feelings of exquisite terror."—Horn Book. "Prelutsky's rhymes are as lethal, lithe, and literate as ever, and Lobel wrings every atmospheric ounce out of them."—School Library Journal.

Meet 12 creatures straight out of your worst nightmares. They may be hideous and horrific, but these poems about them are tantalizing and terrific. All are perfect for reading aloud come Halloween or anytime that calls for bone-chilling ...

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Overview

"In a companion volume to Nightmares, poet and artist again collaborate to elicit feelings of exquisite terror."—Horn Book. "Prelutsky's rhymes are as lethal, lithe, and literate as ever, and Lobel wrings every atmospheric ounce out of them."—School Library Journal.

Meet 12 creatures straight out of your worst nightmares. They may be hideous and horrific, but these poems about them are tantalizing and terrific. All are perfect for reading aloud come Halloween or anytime that calls for bone-chilling fun. Illustrated.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From a ``mud-encrusted'' mummy to the eponymous rider, these 12 creepy creations--abetted by Goreyesque black-and-white artwork--are sure to raise readers' hackles. Ages 6-up. Aug.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688117054
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Edition description: Presents 12 scary poems
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 619,163
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Prelutsky

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    Scared me to death!

    I first read this book when I was in the 4th grade. The Headless Horseman poem and pictures terrified me so much that I couldn't even look at the book. 7 years later and it still sends a chill down my spine

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