The Swamps of Sleethe

Poems from Beyond the Solar System

By Prelutsky, Jack

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-0-37584-674-8 978-0-37594-674-5
Publisher
Knopf


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Gr 3-6 Nineteen poems with jaunty rhythms lure readers to some very menacing planets. Almost all tell of the horrors to be found in worlds beyond our solar system: "The cooks of Gazook/Will reduce you to powder, /And use you to flavor/Their savory chowder." The bugs of Gum simply eat visitors alive. Planet Swole en...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2009

From the poet who brought you "forty performing bananas" and "a pizza the size of the sun" come "abhorrent things that need not breathe, / And yet are quite alive." This time, Prelutsky takes readers to planets they've never heard of and probably wouldn't want to visit. There's Swole, where you can't sto...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Prelutsky takes readers to planets they've never heard of--and wouldn't want to visit (e.g., Swole, where you can't stop crying; Skreber, where y...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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