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Jan 18 2009 5:15pm

Edgar Allan Poe Should be Writing or Sleeping, Not Doing a Crossword Puzzle

Adam Rex, Edgar Allen Poe

Oh, Poe knows he should be working on the poet work he’s shirking,
Whilst the raven still is lurking on the bust above his door.
It’s just 7 Down that keeps our peep from getting any sleep: 
“Crusading wife of former Veep? I’m sure I’ve had this one before!”
“But what the devil is a Veep?” he weeps, as lo, the clock strikes four.
Quoth the raven,

adam rex

[Text and illustrations from Frankenstein Takes the Cake, copyright © 2008 by Adam Rex, posted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.]

2 comments
strugglinggwriter
1. strugglinggwriter
I liked this a lot. Very cool. Thanks for posting this:)

Happy birthday Edgar Allen Poe!
strugglinggwriter
2. Aramis
Genius! :)

Adam Rex is clearly the best. The True Meaning of Smekday is one of my favorite books ever and one I recommend to children again and again as a librarian.

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