Three Twigs for the Campfire
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Three Twigs for the Campfire

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Alternate cover edition - ASIN B008ZQ8WKG.

Billy is more than a little nervous. Even with all the excitement of his first "kids only" camp out, there is something truly bothering him. Listen to the fire crackle as the Miller children, in their campfire tradition, each tell a story. Will the fire last till Billy can fall asleep? Worse yet, what will happen when it is his tur...more
Published October 2012 by Createspace (first published August 12th 2012)
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    This was a delightful read. We have two brothers and a sister around the campfire telling stories. The youngest Billy is having his first opportunity to stay after dark. Each of the kids tells a story and as Billy struggles with the darkness, he finds his own story to share. This is a great read for upper elementary and middle grade readers. It is very entertaining, but does have a spooky factor going on to be aware of for the younger reader. There are illustrations, done as I understand it by t...more
    Janelle Dazzlepants
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    If you are looking for something interesting, fun and short to read this book is for you.

    Which seemed a simple story about three siblings having a camp at night in their backyard ended up being a sum of three small stories. These stories are very different but somehow amazing in their oddness.

    Billy, Chelsea and Jack take turns to tell a story. They aren’t the classic horror stories you would tell in a campfire. They are stories about friendship, dragons, a mosquito, among other things. The main...more
    "Three Twigs for the Campfire" by Joseph Cognard is a very clever, entertaining compilation of three short stories, each narrated by one of three siblings around a campfire in their backyard. The three short stories are not specifically related in any way, yet the way Mr. Cognard has woven them into a single, longer story works very well. The entire presentation is fun to read, and is completely appropriate for adults as well as children. This book is written in a style and manner that a young r...more
    Mallory Anne-Marie
    Dec 02, 2012 Mallory Anne-Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars
    Recommended to Mallory Anne-Marie by: Joseph Cognard
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    A delightful interwoven story collection, “Three Twigs for the Campfire” is a collaborative family effort by the author and his daughters, who provided the lovely and well-done art renderings. Three children, Jack, Chelsea, and Billy, spend one night a month in the back yard “camping out.” Well, high schooler Jack and newly teenage Chelsea have done so for some years, but this is younger brother Billy’s first try-and Billy is just-a-...more
    I received a free ebook ARC of Three Twigs for the Campfire by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    I loved this book! It actually kept my interest from the very first page (something most books don't do). I was only expecting to read a few pages and come back to it, but I couldn't. I was sucked in from page 1.

    The characters are very believable. I could relate to each of them especially Billy as I'm afraid of the dark! The plot was an interesting one as I've never really read anyt...more
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    Three Twigs for the Campfire was a charming short story about three siblings, Jack, Chelsea and Billy, each telling their own imaginative story during a camp-out at night. I thought the title of the book was great – it really fit perfectly with the content and atmosphere in the book. Three Twigs for the Campfire was a really fun book.

    I loved how well the stories were woven together. All three were strong and could have stood o...more
    Kindle version provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    Three Twigs for the Campfire is about 3 siblings spending the night around a campfire. Each one tells their own "scary" story. Each of their stories are unique and engaging. In the end, the youngest sibling, Billy, learns a valuable life lesson. From what I understand, the artwork was drawn by the author's daughter and she did a fabulous job! Great childrens book, but it is in need of a little bit of editing.
    I enjoyed this book. Mr. Cognard does a wonderful job in writing the tales that the children tell around the campfire. Three enjoyable tales told by two brothers and their sister. My middle schooler and 4th grader both thought this was a good book. The art work is well done as Joseph Cognard enlisted the asssistance of a few family members that added to the enjoyment of this book.
    The youngest Miller, Billy, finally gets to join his two siblings on the weekend backyard camping expedition. Prior to falling asleep, each tells a story of their own choosing.

    A short, descriptive, quirky narrative helps guide the reader and the main story characters through both layers of stories.

    Characters are caring and authentic.

    Overall, a cute read.
    Oct 28, 2012 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: all young kids who have an interesting imagination
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    It is a great story (with beautiful pictures!). It is a fun halloween read because it is three siblings telling ghost stories around a campfire. The older two trying to make good, not to scary stories for the youngest (his first campout).
    Lisa Cox
    Very cute story. Quick read. Suitable for pretty much any age (younger children will have to have it read to them.) Very cute illustrations. Very imaginative.
    Creative and interesting story that will take you back do those old camping days with a twist. Excellent book.
    Short, but interesting freebie read. I don't want to spoil it for you.
    This was a fun read. The overall story, of young Billy out on his first campout with his older brother and sister, Jack and Chelsea, contains three shorter stories, one told by each kid. They're just out in the garden, but because it's Billy's first time and he's scared of the dark, he worries as the stories progress, his siblings start to doze off, and the campfire gets lower and lower....

    Jack's story has a fairytale setting and feel to it, while Chelsea's is set in the real world and concerned...more
    I got this book as a gift from the Author and I really enjoyed it. Three siblings sitting around a campfire telling stories was a delightful short story, well written with interesting characters. The artwork that was contributed by the Authors daughter gave the book a very special touch. Can't wait to see what Joseph Cognard will surprise us with next.
    i just had the opportunity to read this delightful book. i loved the characters and i love how the stories being told reflect the awareness of the youngest member of the story. very cool!
    I definitely loved this story and the illustration was very wonderful. This is a book for people of all ages. And if you are afraid of the dark this is a book you should read
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    I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program on Goodreads. Review to follow!
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