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|Gone camping : a novel in verse|
Author: Wissinger, Tamera Will
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? Includes a variety of poetic forms--from aubade to haiku--as well as writing tips about rhyme and rhythm.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 188152
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 69375
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/02/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/01/2017 Sam and his sister, Lucy, the kids from Gone Fishing (2013), return in a new verse novel. When Dad’s cold threatens to cancel a family camping trip, Grandpa steps in to take his place. Sam quickly gets over his initial disappointment, while Lucy still worries about being away from Mom overnight and encountering wild animals. Pitching a tent, hiking a trail, and eating a fresh-caught fish are all part of the fun, and even mistaking their sleeping grandpa’s snore for a bear’s roar adds to the experience. Wissinger tells the story through short poems written in many different verse forms and identifies each one: Lament, How-To Poem, Limerick, and Concrete Poem. Each type is discussed in the appended “Poetry Techniques” section, followed by a short, useful bibliography for aspiring poets. Deft, natural, and sometimes witty, the writing speeds the story along, aided by Cordell’s cartoonlike line-and-gray-wash illustrations. Just right for young chapter-book readers, here’s an accomplished, upbeat introduction to camping, poetic forms, and verse novels. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.