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Children's Fiction Disasters

Little Pine Cone

Wildfires and the Natural World

by (author) Johanna Wagstaffe

illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Disasters, Weather, Environment
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459828322
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $0.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459828308
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $21.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Jacky notices that the climate is changing and the summers are becoming hotter and drier...

Little Jacky is a Jack pine cone who loves living in the woods with all of her animal friends. When a fire breaks out in her forest, all her friends run to safety and the firefighters battle the flames. The fire threatens to get too close to a neighboring village and Jacky watches as the people who live there, and the fire crew, take measures to make sure everyone is safe. While the village is protected from the fire, Little Jacky is scorched by the flames and finds out that the heat is important for her to continue her life cycle.

Beautifully detailed illustrations integrate science with storytelling, and children will enjoy finding new bits of information with every read. Author and meteorologist, Johanna Wagstaffe brings her experience with covering wildfires for CBC to young readers and reminds us that fire is an important part of the natural cycle of our forests.

About the authors

Johanna Wagstaffe is the meteorologist and science host for CBC Vancouver and CBC News Network. She is the author of Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane and Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes. With a background in seismology, geophysics and earth science, Johanna has covered a wide range of science stories, from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami to the Paris Climate Change Conference. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Johanna Wagstaffe's profile page

Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction for Why We Live Where We Live. She is the illustrator of What Animals Want in the Orca Think series and Pride Puppy! Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

 

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Editorial Reviews

“An entertaining and informative addition to any school library collection or classroom. This science-based book is accessible and appropriate for primary-aged readers. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“This brightly illustrated picture book explains the life cycle of a pine tree in an age-appropriate and easily understood way…Engaging and attractive. Recommended.”

School Library Connection

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