Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse

ISBN: 0547820119

ISBN 13: 9780547820118

Publication Date: March 05, 2013

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Pages: 128

Format: Hardcover

Author: Tamera Will Wissinger

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Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse –this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement – and difficulty -- of fishing all add up to a day of adventure any child would want to experience.

Matthew Cordell illuminates this novel-in-verse throughout with his energetic black-and-white line drawings.

While each poem can be read and enjoyed on its own, the poems work together to create a story arc with conflict, crisis, resolution and character growth.

The back matter of this book equips the reader with a Poet's Tackle Box of tools and definitions for understanding the various poetic forms the author uses in this story.

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