Gone Fishing: Novel in Verse
Can you tell a story with poems? Absolutely! Sam and Dad head out for a day’s fishing trip. Bothersome sister Lucy invites herself and Dad acquiesces. Will the siblings get along? Will Dad ever take them fishing again? Read these poems in order to learn the answers. Each poem starts with the character who’s “speaking” (to show point of view), the poem title, and then the poem type (you’ll engage with a variety of poems as you work through the narrative). This text makes a nice read aloud. At the book’s end, A Poet’s Tacklebox reviews rhyme and rhythm and defines poetry techniques and forms (including some atypical types such as the “Blues,” a “making amends,” and a menu poem). Used during the first semester of the Grade 4 Lightning Literature curriculum. 120 pgs, pb. 5 1/2"x 7”. ~ Ruth
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.