Spooky Poems by James Carter, Brian Moses

Spooky Poems

Written by James Carter, Brian Moses
Illustrated by Chris Garbutt

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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 by James Carter, Brian Moses

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.

About the Author

Brian Moses spends half his time writing and the rest of the time visiting schools across the UK and Europe to perform his poetry and percussion show. His poetry books include Brian Moses' School Report, Behind the Staffroom Door and A Cat Called Elvis. His solo collections and anthologies for Macmillan have sold over 1 million copies and he is featured on the National Poetry Archive. He is co-author of What Are We Fighting For?, a new collection of war poems written especially for a younger audience. James Carter lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and two daughters. His poems have been published in dozens of anthologies, in his own collection, Journey to the Centre of My Brain, and in Grrr! Dinos, Dragons and Other Beastie Poems.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 7


James Carter, Brian Moses
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

24th September 2015




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