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It’s spook o’clock alright in this excellent collection of scary poems and what a range of subject, tone and form there is to enjoy. Here are funny poems – of course - some silly ones, and some that are really quite haunting. A number are inspired by real places – Brian Moses takes us on an Edinburgh ghost walk ‘half hoping something will appear/half hoping something won’t’ and wonders how it would affect you to live in World’s End, while James Carter imagines scary things lurking in the teacher’s cupboard! They’ve obviously relished creating this collection, and their enthusiasm is catching. Illustrations by Chris Garbutt add to the fun and with Hallowe’en approaching, there are tricks and treats aplenty here. ~ Andrea Reece
Spooky Poems is a collection of scary poems about ghosts, ghouls, bats, witches, vampires and all things creepy.
A Good Scary Poem Needs...A haunted house, a pattering mouse. A spooky feeling, a spider-webbed ceiling. A squeaking door, a creaking floor. A swooping bat, the eyes of a cat. A dreadful dream, a distant scream. A ghost that goes 'BOO' and You by bestselling poets James Carter and Brian Moses.
|Publication date:||24th September 2015|
|Author:||James Carter, Brian Moses|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Anthologies, Poetry, Witches / Ghosts|
Brian Moses wanted to be a rock and roll star, but when that didn't pan out, he became the next best thing: a teacher. Brian writes and edits picture books and poetry for children. With more than 160 books published, he performs in schools across England. He lives with his wife, Anne, and has two daughters, Karen and Linette. Visit his website here and Twitter An award-winning children's poet, James Carter travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain) with his guitar (that's Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops. James once had hair, extremely long ...More About James Carter, Brian Moses