Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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"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 "Engaging verse that's just the right depth and length for chapter-book readers. . . A solid, entertaining story to hook children on poetry." -- Booklist "All of Sam's episodes take the form of poems, each discreetly labeled by its poetic form, which is then defined at the end of the book. . . most will enjoy the notion that there are as many ways to tell a tale as to catch a fish." -- Bulletin "This novel in verse successfully builds a story filled with anticipation, family humor, and sibling rivalry. . . . Wissinger deftly plies her craft to ensure that the use of poetry enhances the readability of the story" -- School Library Journal, starred review
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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547824130
0547824130
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (128 pages)
Additional Contributors: Cordell, Matthew 1975-
Call Number: eBook

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MissLauraStorytime Mar 28, 2017

A rollicking read, told in verse by each of the three in the family who are fishing- Dad, Sam, and Lucy. The beautiful movement of Sam's attitude is the jewel in the crown of this gentle, sweet story.


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MissLauraStorytime Mar 28, 2017

A rollicking read, told in verse by each of the three in the family who are fishing- Dad, Sam, and Lucy. The beautiful movement of Sam's attitude is the jewel in the crown of this gentle, sweet story.

TSCPL_LissaS Jun 22, 2016

I read this book aloud to a group of kids at the library for Readapalooza and then did a gyotaku fish printing art project while Fishing's Future volunteers helped kids practice casting and catching (fake) fish. This is an EXCELLENT read aloud in a mixed group of elementary school aged kids as the poetry sounds interesting and the story moves quickly with easy spots to take breaks between poems to ask them interactive questions. My own kids loved when I read it aloud at home to them. And as a bonus -- I also enjoyed reading it!

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szarnstorff
Feb 25, 2016

Excellent book with all different types of poems that tells a complete story of a fishing trip! Funny, entertaining. The back of the book explains about all the different types of poems. Some I had never heard of before . Great for any age and classroom.

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muffinpopcorn
Dec 12, 2014

Very cute and different book .
Enjoyed it . Cute illustrations also .

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AL_MARYA Jul 30, 2017

Fisherman's Prayer

Send me a fish that is lively and long.
One that is sturdy, stupendous, and strong.

Maybe a walleye, a catfish or two -
Even a perch or a bluegill will do.

Now is the moment. I'm up to the task.
Any fish, many fish, that's all I ask.

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