Gone Fishing

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 120 pages
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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: “Where’s my stringer? / Something’s wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!” All ends well in this winsome book of poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form, from quatrain to tercet. 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.
 

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I thought this was a great book! I loved the different types of poems and how the author explained all the different forms at the end. I think it will be an excellent book for teachers. Read full review

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Due to copy and paste, formatting may have been lost. I thought it would be fun to write a poetic review of this one It's not something I usually do, but I thought that it could be like a gift to you ... Read full review

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Contents

Night Crawlers
1
Just Dad and Me
3
My Tackle Box
5
Fishing for Pretend
11
A Fishy Spell
13
The Night Before Fishing
14
Gone Fishing
17
Up and at Em
18
Fishing Score
61
My Big Fish
65
Fishing Flop
69
Catfish Sam
75
Catfish Strong
77
Gulp
79
Winner Winner
81
Hooked
83

Cant Go Fishing Yet Blues
22
What to Pack?
27
On the Road
29
I See Something
31
Boat Launch
35
All Aboard
36
Crossing the Lake
38
Fishermans Prayer
41
Recipe for Fishing
43
When Were Fishing
45
First Catch
47
Lucys Quiet Time
49
Lucys Song
52
Catching Fish Is Such a Blast
55
For the Love of HaroldBest of the Worms
57
A Big Surprise
85
Amends
87
What Cat Is That?
89
Next Time
90
We Love Fishing
92
Our Take
97
Cleanup
99
Fish Supper
101
Just Us Three
103
Fish Tales
105
Back Matter
108
Back Flap
121
Back Cover
122
Spine
123
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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 the picture book Hello Hello. He lives with his wife and their two children outside of Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at www.matthewcordell.com.

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