The Fox and the Forest Fire (5-8yrs)
After moving from the city, one boy discovers his new home in
the woods isn't so bad - there is friendship in the midst of the
forest. But when he spots a fire on the horizon that soon engulfs
everything he's come to know - the bugs, the plants, the fox who
keeps him company - he is forced to flee. When his newfound
comfort goes up in smoke, how can he ever feel at home again?
In a forest fire, so much can change in an instant. But both fox
and boy learn that there are some things fire cannot burn. With
time, the forest will regrow, the animals will return to their home,
and so will the boy and his mom.
As we all search for tools for understanding the destruction of
forest fires, this touching story shows that hope, friendship, and
resilience shine the brightest.
Danny Popovici is an author-illustrator, hiker, and former forest
firefighter. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
11 x 9 • 44 pages
Jacketed hardcover, full-color illustrations throughout