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Once Upon A Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses

ISBN13: 9780763618377
ISBN: 0763618373
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $16.99
Publisher: Candlewick
Published Date:
Pages: 32
Average Goodreads rating: 3.80/5 (70 ratings)

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.