Gone Fishing: A novel in verse

by Tamera Wissinger and Matthew Cordell
$6.99
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Join nine-year-old Catfish Sam as he captures a day of adventure in his net—and in verse — in this unique middle grade novel told through poems and comic illustrations.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544439313
  • ISBN-10: 0544439317
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 03/24/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Triple Crown Awards' 2017-2018 Gallery Honor 

 

“Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry—or angling.”—Publishers Weekly 

 

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. All ends well in this winsome book of poems—each labeled with its proper poetic form. 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.

About the author
Tamera Wissinger

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

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.