Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

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Author: Wissinger Tamera Will

Brand: HMH Books for Young Readers

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 112

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A “playful, delightfully illustrated verse narrative” (Kirkus) about two siblings who take on the great outdoors with their young-at-heart grandfather. Exuberantly illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell and filled with a variety of poetic forms, this camping romp is packed with family humor and adventure.


“…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 —

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.

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 and on Twitter @cordellmatthew.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Tercet Variation
Late night.
House bright.
Everybody packs tonight.
Summer: Here.
Trip: Near.
Mom and Lucy check our gear.
Map out.
Plan our route.
Dad named me chief camp scout.
One more
Final chore.
Duffel mountain near the door.
Next day.
No delay.
Campsite: We are on our way!

List Poem
√ Tent
√ Poles
√ Stakes
√ Hammer
√ Rope
√ Grill kit
√ Food
√ Bucket
√ Soap
√ Sleeping bags
√ Canoe
√ Canteen
√ Lantern
√ Duffel bags
√ Sunscreen
√ Fishing gear
√ First-aid kit
√ Four campers
√ One car
√ Tight fit

Sam and Lucy
Dramatic Poem for Two

We’ll set up camp,
Go hiking,
Catch our bait.
We’ll build a blazing fire,
Stay up late.

We’ll cool off by the lake.
We’ll barbecue.
We’ll fish with Mom and Dad
In our canoe.

Tomorrow’s almost here.

We’re going camping in a day!

Release Date: 26-03-2019

Package Dimensions: 10x214x140

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