Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

By:  Tamera Will Wissinger

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Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears? 

      Filled with a variety of poetic forms—from aubade to haiku—as well as exuberant art and helpful writing tips about rhyme and rhythm, this entertaining companion to the award-winning Gone Fishing is packed with family humor and adventure. So grab a flashlight and get settled in to experience the joy of campfires, s’mores, and storytelling!

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544638730

  • ISBN-10: 0544638735

  • Pages: 112

  • Price: $15.99

  • Publication Date: 03/28/2017

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level L

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Author

Tamera Will Wissinger

Tamera Will Wissinger writes poetry and stories for children. She earned her B.A. degree in English from Sioux Falls College, and her M.F.A. degree in Writing from Hamline University. She is the author of Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse and This Old Band.  www.tamerawillwissinger.com
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Illustrator

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many picture and chapter books for children including Wolf in the Snow, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives with his wife and their two children outside of Chicago, Illinois. Visit him online at matthewcordell.com and on Twitter @cordellmatthew.
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  • reviews

    "...this is a strong selection for school libraries." 

    --Bulletin 

     

    "Just right or young chapter-book readers, here’s an accomplished, upbeat introduction to camping, poetic forms, and verse novels." 

    --Booklist 

     

    "An uplifting tale showing what fun may be had when one summons the courage to head into the woods and off the grid." 

    --Kirkus

  • excerpts

    Sam

    PROVISIONING 

    Tercet Variation

    Late night. 

    House bright. 

    Everybody packs tonight.

    Summer:    Here. 

    Trip:           Near. 

    Mom and Lucy check our gear.

    Map out. 

    Plan our route. 

    Dad named me chief camp scout.

    One more 

    Final chore. 

    Duffel mountain near the door.

    Next day. 

    No delay. 

    Campsite:    We are on our way!

     

    Lucy

    PACKING LIST 

    List Poem

    √     Tent 

    √     Poles 

    √     Stakes 

    √     Hammer 

    √     Rope

    √     Grill kit 

    √     Food 

    √     Bucket 

    √     Soap

    √     Sleeping bags 

    √     Canoe 

    √     Canteen

    √     Lantern 

    √     Duffel bags 

    √     Sunscreen

    √     Fishing gear 

    √     First-aid kit

    √     Four campers 

    √     One car 

    √     Tight fit

     

    Sam and Lucy

    GOING CAMPING 

    Dramatic Poem for Two

     

    Sam

    Lucy

    We’ll set up camp,

    Go hiking,

    Catch our bait.

    We’ll build a blazing fire,

    Stay up late. 

     

    We’ll cool off by the lake.

    We’ll barbecue.

    We’ll fish with Mom and Dad

    In our canoe. 

     

    Tomorrow’s almost here.

    Hooray! 

     

    Hooray!

    We’re going camping in a day!

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544638730

  • ISBN-10: 0544638735

  • Pages: 112

  • Price: $15.99

  • Publication Date: 03/28/2017

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 6,7,8,9

  • Grade(s): 1-4

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level L

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