Gone Camping (Hardcover)

A Novel in Verse

By Tamera Will Wissinger, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544638730, 112pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2017

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears?
      Filled with a variety of poetic forms—from aubade to haiku—as well as exuberant art and helpful writing tips about rhyme and rhythm, this entertaining companion to the award-winning Gone Fishing is packed with family humor and adventure. So grab a flashlight and get settled in to experience the joy of campfires, s’mores, and storytelling!



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.



Praise For Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

"...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