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The Dragons are Singing Tonight
Espousing the belief that "Poetry can be as detectable as chocolate chip cookies," Jack Prelutsky spends part of every year serving as an ambassador of poetry to school children throughout the world.
A delightful collection of seventeen poems, in recital and song by the author, about such unsavory characters as witches, ogres, wizards, trolls, giants, a yeti, and seven grubby goblins.
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For 30 years, Jack Prelutsky’s inventive poems have inspired legions of children to fall in love with poetry. His outrageously silly poems have tickled even the most stubborn funny bones, while his darker verses have spooked countless late-night readers. His award-winning books include Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast, The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, and The Beauty of the Beast.
While attending a Bronx, New York, grade school, Prelutsky took piano and voice lessons and was a regular in school shows. Surprisingly, Prelutsky developed a healthy dislike for poetry due to a teacher who “left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced.”
In his early twenties, Prelutsky spent six months drawing imaginary animals in ink and watercolor. One evening, he wrote two dozen short poetry verses to accompany each drawing. A friend encouraged him to show them to an editor, who loved his poems (although not his artwork!) and urged him to keep writing. Prelutsky listened and he is still busy writing.
Jack Prelutsky lives on Mercer Island in Washington with his wife, Carolynn.
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Book Description Listening Library, 2000. Condition: New. Peter Sis (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0807282723
Book Description Listening Library, 2000. Audio Cassette. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110807282723