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The Glorious Forest that Fire Built (Hardcover)

The Glorious Forest that Fire Built By Ginny Neil, Ginny Neil (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ginny Neil, Ginny Neil (Illustrator)
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A wildfire roars through the forest, leaving nothing but ashes until seeds sprout from deep below. Root by root and seed by seed, the forest rises again. In this lyrical cumulative nonfiction story about forest succession, readers will learn that forest fires are critical to forest health and that the end of a tree's life provides the opportunity for new life. Back matter explains the timeline of the forest cycle in more detail.

Ginny Neil is an author, illustrator, award-winning teacher, and master naturalist. When she's not slogging through a marsh, trying to spot spring peepers or chasing errant sheep across mountains and meadows, she manages an outdoor learning lab, teaches STEM to elementary and middle school students, and writes about all the things and people that make Earth such a fun and fascinating place to live. The Glorious Forest that Fire Built is her first picture book.


Praise For…

"I like the cumulative way the story builds, adding one thing at a time to create a new forest where trees once stood. Succession is a process, and it happens bit by bit. Ginny tells a tale using rhyme and a familiar structure that kids will recognize. I like that it's told from the point of view of the forest, and that once the trees have grown tall, there's the realization that change is a constant in the environment. And I like the back matter, with a timeline of forest succession.

This books ends with actions kids can take to protect forests from fire and a warming climate. In her author's notes, Ginny admits that writing about fire when so many people have been affected is difficult. 'The long view reveals that they also give much back to the land that they have ravaged,' she writes. She explains that the combination of fire suppression and climate change has contributed to the huge, catastrophic wildfires we've been seeing most recently." – Archimedes Notebook

"The words, illustrations, and nonfiction features provide the perfect resource for poetry, writing, art, science, geography, agriculture, and social studies lessons for elementary and middle school students." – Children's Literature

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681529004
ISBN-10: 1681529009
Publisher: Amicus Ink
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English