When I Go Camping With Grandma by Marion Dane Bauer

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A young girl goes camping with her grandmother and, whether paddling a kayak or setting up camp, experiences the wonders of nature and of love. By the author of On My Honor.
 

About Marion Dane Bauer

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Marion Dane Bauer was born in Oglesby, Illinois. She attended community college first, in her home town, and then went to the University of Missouri when she was a junior to study journalism. She quickly realized that journalism was not for her and changed her focus to the humanities and a degree in English literature. She switched one last time to focus on teaching english, which she did when she graduated college. After her children were born, Bauer decided to try her hand at writing. She started out with a children's picture book, but discovered that youg adult novels were more to her taste. After making a career out of writing, Bauer became the first Faculty Chair at Vermont College for the only Master of Fine Arts in Writing program devoted exclusively to writing for children and young adults. Bauer is the author of more than forty books for young people. She has won many awards, including a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for her novel Rain of Fire and an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award for On My Honor and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. Her picture book My Mother is Mine was a New York Times bestseller. Garns is a freelance illustrator.
 
Published October 15, 1996 by Troll Communications. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a text as spare as haiku, Bauer (Am I Blue, 1994, etc.) tells of a camping trip that includes roasting hot dogs, catching a fish (and letting it go), and taking in the natural wonder of their surroundings.

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Though hardly Newbery Honor author Bauer's (On My Honor; Ghost Eye) most striking work, this affectionate portrait of a girl and her grandmother is quietly moving. The narrator and Grandma hike into t

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Though hardly Newbery Honor author Bauer's (On My Honor; Ghost Eye) most striking work, this affectionate portrait of a girl and her grandmother is quietly moving. The narrator and Grandma hike into t

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