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Hannah Steuer, 8, wins poetry award

Hannah Steuer of Menlo Park, age 8, received honorable mention in the October 2008 Cricket children's magazine's poetry competition. For the contest, each entrant submitted a poem about something scary. Hannah's name appears in the February issue.

Her poem is:

Tonight's the night of Halloween

The plastic ghosts make me so keen

It will just be my friends and me

Susy and Andrea and Lea

Scary jack o lanterns below

Dummies heads in which an arrow

A haunted house will give the creeps

When I see fake spiders make leaps

Skeletons with all their dead bats

Witches partnered by big black cats

Out in the dark it's hard to be seen

Oh, tonight's the night of Halloween.

Hannah, the daughter of Laura and Brian Steuer, is in the third grade at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto.

In each issue, Cricket magazine sponsors a different writing or art competition and receives 300 to 400 entries. The best entries are published on the Cricket League pages of the magazine. Cricket is a national magazine for children ages 9 to 14. For more information, go to www.cricketmagkids.com.

Comments

Posted by Martin Engel, a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Hannah, that's a wonderful poem. Congratulations. You have painted a truly gloomy and scary picture with words. It made my blood run cold. It gave me goose-bumps.

I hope that this is the beginning of a lot of poetry writing by you. You have the talent for it.

Be well and warm regards,

Judith and Martin


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