Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

by Tamera Will Wissinger, Matthew Cordell

A "playful, delightfully illustrated verse narrative" (Kirkus) about two siblings who take on the great outdoors with their young-at-heart grandfather. Exuberantly illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell and filled with a variety of poetic forms, this camping romp is packed with family humor and adventure.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781328596345
  • ISBN-10: 1328596346
  • Pages: 112
  • Publication Date: 03/26/2019
  • Carton Quantity: 48

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  • About the Book
    A "playful, delightfully illustrated verse narrative" (Kirkus) about two siblings who take on the great outdoors with their young-at-heart grandfather. Exuberantly illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell and filled with a variety of poetic forms, this camping romp is packed with family humor and adventure.
  • About the Author
  • 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!

  • 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

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