Poems on love, dreams and solitude are a dime a dozen but it is as rare as finding a jewel in the sand to chance upon poems about one's vocation...
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 labelled 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 humour and drama, and the extensive Poet's Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages. AGES: 6-9 AUTHOR: Tamera Wissinger was inspired to write this novel-in-verse after writing "Night Crawlers," a poem that stemmed from her fun childhood memories of night crawler hunting with her dad before fishing trips. She is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA Writing for Children program. This is her first book. Matthew Cordell and his brother Eric were all-around best buds. They grew up in a small town in South Carolina, where his family would often take fishing trips together. Matthew is the illustrator of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg and Justin Case by Rachel Vail. Colour illustrations
A fantastic book recounting the true lifelong escapades and experiences of the author in the area of fishing. Short stories about: Snapping turtles, Water-moccasons, Salmon, trout, and steelhead, Ocean fishing along the Oregon/California coast, Snake River fishing, Washington/ Oregon salmon fishing, An Oregon 8.5 lb bass, 69 bass in one hour, and many more true adventures.
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