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Nonfiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 32
Themes: wildfires, science, climate change, Jack pine, STEM
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 17/May/2022
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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.