Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544638730
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 412,176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

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

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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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!


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

Dramatic Poem for Two



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.



We’re going camping in a day!

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