Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night. Kristine O’Connell George turns the memorable moments of a family outing into spirited, evocative verse, and Kate Kiesler’s vivid paintings provide a cast of characters and the perfect setting. The captivating poems and pictures in Toasting Marshmallows will leave readers with wonderful memories of a camping trip--even if they’ve never been on one!
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I've been on plenty of car->tent camping trips. ? I have some fond memories. ? But never was I as fully appreciative of the experience as this girl is. ? Maybe if I'd read this first I'd be better ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I loved these poems; perfect for kids & even for middle school. Simple enough to break down stereotypes that poetry is too difficult to write or understand, complex enough to delight & provide ... Read full review

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Contents

Tent
4
A Doe
6
Scooter
8
Campfire
9
Sleeping Bag
10
Breakfast
11
The Best Paths
13
Abandoned Cabin
14
Cone Fishing
28
Rowing to the Island
29
Wild Mustard
30
Forest Walk
32
Cave
33
Old Truck
35
Moose Brunch
37
River Messages
38

By Myself
16
Storm
19
Ram Dance
20
Mosquito Song
21
Toasting Marshmallows
22
Two Voices in a Tent at Night
24
Eavesdropping
25
Maxs Bait Shop
26
Flashlight
40
Owl
41
Sleeping Outside
43
Anchored
45
Up
47
Flannel
48
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About the author (2001)

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Great Frog Race and Other Poems. She lives in Frisco, Colorado. Kristine O'Connell George is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and teachers. She is the author of several books of poetry for young people, including Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems and The Great Frog Race, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at kristinegeorge.com and on Twitter at @Kristine_George.

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