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Jul 11, 2006
| ISBN 9780763618377
| 6-9 years
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Jul 11, 2006 | ISBN 9780763618377 | 6-9 years
Clever puns and elaborately detailed, surreal artwork illuminate a collection of comically grim verses that can’t help but tickle the funny bone.Reader, if I had more time I’d say au revoir in rhyme, Sayonara, ciao in verse — But I have to catch a hearse. Peek inside Once Upon a Tomb and find twenty-two poems, each of which tells, in hilarious verse, the story of an untimely demise — from a school principal to a bully, a food critic to a cafeteria lady, an underwear salesman to a soccer player. Complemented by Simon Bartram’s deadpan illustrations, J. Patrick Lewis’s cryptic tour of headstones and epitaphs is silly, spooky — and far from grave.
Lewis is ‘dead-on’. . . . The devilishly deadpan, acrylic paintings raise the dead to a higher humor level.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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