A Day at Damp Camp by George Ella Lyon

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Two girls find and befriend each other at summer camp. The story is told in 54 words and 27 pairs of rhymes. There is not a sentence in the telling, yet a sly sense is conveyed of camp activities such as swimming, crafts, nature treks, tent raising, and a campfire gather sleeping out.

About George Ella Lyon

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George Ella Lyon grew up just down the road from Blanton Forest, the largest old growth forest in Kentucky, and has always felt most at home in the woods. Some of her recent titles include the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, the Schneider Family Book Award–winner The Pirate of Kindergarten, the Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book You and Me and Home Sweet Home, and Planes Fly! A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. You can find out more online at GeorgeEllaLyon.com.
Published March 1, 1996 by Orchard Books (NY). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each two-page spread is filled with three overlapping watercolor pictures, with a big picture framing a smaller picture, and the smaller picture framing the smallest picture, so that only the edges of the two larger pictures are visible.

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Lyon occasionally strains at rhymes (what is an ""own stone""?), but the alert reader can piece together the activities the girls share at ""Damp Camp."" The sparse plot, based almost entirely on pictorial cues, will frustrate readers who want something to sink their teeth into, but visually orie...

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