The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems

The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems

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A bewitching book of scary poems to haunt the imagination Filled with mystery and wonder, this collection of scary poems by poets such as Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, and Ted Hughes, is sure to make readers shiver. Ranging from traditional rhymes to new works by contemporary poets, this anthology is populated with ghosts and skeletons, witches and wizards. Justin Todd's eerie and atmospheric illustrations heighten the spookiness and drama of the verse. Warning: this volume has an extremely high skin prickle factor!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 200 x 254mm | 310g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753408856
  • 9780753408858

About Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke is a poet, editor and occasional broadcaster with an infectious passion for words. She has published several volumes of her own poetry, including Letting in the Rumour and The King of Britain's Daughter, both of which were Poetry Society recommendations. Although this is Gillian's first anthology for children, she has extensive experience of running creative writing workshops for children in schools. Born in Cardiff, Gillian now lives in Wales with her husband and a menagerie of pets. Justin Todd studied at the Royal College of Art and now teaches at the University of Brighton. A highly regarded illustrator, he is best known for his interpretations of Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows. He has exhibited his work in Great Britain to great acclaim. Justin combines his extraordinary imagination with a painstaking gouache technique to create his beautiful illustrations. He lives in Sussex with his wife.
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