Gone Fishing

By Tamera Will Wissinger; Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547820118, 120pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

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Description
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.



About the Author
Tamera Wissinger was inspired to write this novel-in-verse after writing "Night Crawlers," a poem that stemmed from her fun childhood memories of night crawler hunting withher dad before fishing trips. A graduate of Hamline University s MFA Writing for Children program, Tamera Wissinger shares her time between Chicago and Florida. This is her first book.

Matthew Cordell spilled a whole bottle of ink while drawing this book. Forgive him, white carpet is painfully boring. Matthew lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, writer Julie Halpern, and their daughter, Romy. He is the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum and the illustrator of Toot Toot Zoom!, Mighty Casey, Righty and Lefty, and Toby and the Snowflakes, which was written by his wife.



Praise For Gone Fishing

"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

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