Gone Fishing

A novel in verse

by Tamera Will Wissinger

On Sale: 03/24/2015

Gone Fishing

A novel in verse

by Tamera Will Wissinger

illustrated by Matthew Cordell

On Sale: 03/24/2015

Format:

Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Book

Triple Crown Awards' 2017-2018 Gallery Honor

“Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry—or angling.”—Publishers Weekly

Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he’s none too pleased. All ends well in this winsome book of poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found—and, most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poet’s Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.

Critical Praise

Triple Crown Awards' 2017-2018 Gallery Honor   "Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry—or angling." Publishers Weekly   "A playful verse narrative of the joys and perils of a family fishing trip. . . . This tender, well-crafted sibling story should hook many readers." Kirkus   "Engaging verse that's just the right depth and length for chapter-book readers. . . A solid, entertaining story to hook children on poetry." Booklist   "All of Sam's episodes take the form of poems, each discreetly labeled by its poetic form, which is then defined at the end of the book. . . most will enjoy the notion that there are as many ways to tell a tale as to catch a fish." Bulletin   "This novel in verse successfully builds a story filled with anticipation, family humor, and sibling rivalry. . . . Wissinger deftly plies her craft to ensure that the use of poetry enhances the readability of the story" School Library Journal, starred review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544439313
  • ISBN 10: 0544439317
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 03/24/2015
  • Pages: 128
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 9
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Camping & Outdoor Activities
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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