Wildfire
Wildfire
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Wildfire

Written by Rodman Philbrick
Published by Blue Sky Press (AZ)
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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 survive?Flames 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 fire separates Sam from his bus, and there’s only one thing to do: Run for his life. Run or die. Lungs 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 find civilization. The 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 ever. At 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781338266900
    Publication Date
    September 3, 2019
    Page Count
    208
    Words Per Page
    173
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2018051703
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1076419250
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    133826690X
    Lexile® Level
    700L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    503658
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG
    1

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