Publisher description for Edgar Allan Poe / edited by Brod Bagert ; illustrated by Carolynn Cobleigh.

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Counter "Gr. 5 Up...spacious format a wide variety of poems and colorful, interpretive illustrations...."--SLJ. "The format is admirable: a handsome sampler of poems, with a short introductory essay, unfamiliar words briefly defined in footnotes, and a few prefatory sentences for each poem to establish context and aid interpretation. 13 of Poe's more accessible poems appear here, including `The Raven,' `The Bells,' `Eldorado,' and `Annabel Lee.'...concludes with passages from short stories that highlight Poe's mastery of prose....Cobleigh provides atmospheric art: an arresting picture of `The Raven,' a cadaverous ghoul in `The Bells,' and a depiction of the narrator of `The Tell-Tale Heart' as a deranged Wee Willy Winky."--Kirkus Reviews. ". . . creepy, unnerving, chilling, and fascinating. . ."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children's poetry, American, American poetry, Short stories