SUMMARY ´ Wildfire

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SUMMARY ´ Wildfire ☆ Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers straight into the nightmare of a raging wildfire as 12 year old Sam is trapped by explosive flames and deadly smoke that threaten to take his life Can he surviveFlames race toward Sam Castine's summer camp as evacuation buses are loading but Sam runs back to get his phone Suddenly a flash Nd civilizationThe pace never slows and eventually flames surround Sam and Delphy on all sides A powerful bond is forged that can only grow out of true hardship as two true friends beat all odds and outwit one of the deadliest fires everAt the end of the novel information about wildfires and useful safety tips add to the reader's understanding of one of the US's most dangerous natural disasters. Book 65 for #30booksummer was 🔥 and nonstop action; thanks to scholasticinc for the free copy🔥🔥Our 93 this is a MUST BUY for elementary and middle school collections It’s a fabulous readalike to the I Survived series and will be a good book to highlight signs of #climatechange The action starts with the first line “we wake with the smell of smoke” and doesn’t let up until the end I read it in one uick sitting and I bet most students will too🔥🔥Sam is at summer camp in Maine while his mom is in rehab for an opioid addiction His father died in Afghanistan driving a truck When a wildfire breaks out Sam runs away and soon finds himself lost in the vast Maine woods Adventure and calamity ensue and soon Sam is joined by Delphy a resourceful strong older girl Can they survive the wildfire🔥🔥An afterword by the author discusses the devastating effects of wildfires and the increasing incidence of “ fires longer fires and bigger fires” The editor’s note that precedes the novel was written at the height of the #campfireparadise in CA in 2018 and makes clear the connection between these deadly fires and our changing climate Did you know that in 2017 over 71000 fires burned ten million acres in America🔥🔥#librariesofinstagram #librariansofinstagram #mglit #mgbooks #ilovemg #wildfire #rodmanphilbrick #kidlitexchange #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookreview

REVIEW Ø PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK Õ Rodman Philbrick

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers straight into the nightmare of a raging wildfire as 12 year old Sam is trapped by explosive flames and deadly smoke that threaten to take his life Can he surviveFlames race toward Sam Castine's summer camp as evacuation buses are loading but Sam runs back to get his phone Suddenly a flash of heat blasts him as pine trees explode Now a wall of. I work for Scholastic but these comments are my own opinions and not the views of the company As I read this book I was initially concerned about the writing style of this author He uses a lot of incomplete sentences to get the thoughts of the main character across While I understand this techniue is being used to show the reader that the protagonist is trying to think fast on his feet it concerns me that kids who read this book will assume that it is all right to use incomplete sentences in their own writing I have seen this techniue used by other writers recently and I am wondering if this is it just me who is bothered by this or are there others who hold my view Is this a new writing techniue that I just don't prefer or is it completely bad grammar being presented in a kids' bookAfter getting past the initial bluntness of the incomplete sentence issue I am finding this story to be a very action packed tale of two kids fighting their way out of a forest fire There is danger around every corner but through each major event the kids seem to keep their heads and think through their problems logically In the midst of all of the drama the author takes the time to develop the characters into uite interesting kids who have each seen the harsher side of life Their initial family problems do not sway them from their goal of reaching safety This allows the reader to truly see the resiliency of each character

REVIEW Wildfire

WildfireFire separates Sam from his bus and there's only one thing to do Run for his life Run or dieLungs burning Sam's only goal is to keep moving Drought has made the forest a tinderbox and Sam struggles to remember survival tricks he learned from his late father Then when he least expects it he encounters Delphy an older girl who is also lost Their unlikely friendship grows as they join forces to fi. With its short chapters and action packed plot this would make a great read aloud for 6th graders