Everyone knows what it’s like to have your heart set on something, and then have to share that something with someone else.
Sam is nine years old, and a fishing trip with his dad is one of the best things that could ever happen to him. But when little sister Lucy tags along and – gasp! – catches more fish than he does, Sam feels like the day is ruined.
Sam’s excitement and frustration, Lucy’s elation and self-confidence, are mixed with Dad’s endless patience, all voiced in different poetic forms- quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse.
Tamera Will Wissinger’s GONE FISHING, is an outdoor family-adventure story, as well as a great way to teach and explain different poetic forms to children.