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Saving Animals from Fires

Overview

When disaster strikes, people aren't the only ones in danger. In October 2003, a huge wildfire broke out near San Diego, California. Homeowners had no choice but to leave quickly. Often, that meant having to leave dogs, cats, horses, and birds behind. Would anyone come to the animals' rescue?

Look inside to meet the everyday heroes who have found ways to save animals from wildfires in California and many other parts of the world. These brave men and women have managed to rescue ...

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Overview

When disaster strikes, people aren't the only ones in danger. In October 2003, a huge wildfire broke out near San Diego, California. Homeowners had no choice but to leave quickly. Often, that meant having to leave dogs, cats, horses, and birds behind. Would anyone come to the animals' rescue?

Look inside to meet the everyday heroes who have found ways to save animals from wildfires in California and many other parts of the world. These brave men and women have managed to rescue not only pets and farm animals, but also wild animals such as koalas, kangaroos, and orangutans-sometimes even risking their own lives as they rushed in to help.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
When people hear of wildfires they often think of the many animals that may be in danger. It may be relatively easy to save a pet from a home that is at risk of burning, but the problem becomes more involved for people who own multiple pets or who live on a farm. Sadly, most wild animals are in grave danger when a fire begins. Even if they can out run the flames or burrow in the ground, their home and their food sources are often destroyed by the fire. This informative book thoroughly explains how all animals are in danger when fires begin, and it discusses the growing efforts to help save them. Every page contains at least one bright photograph with a corresponding caption, and interesting facts are interspersed throughout. The chapters are two pages long and there is only one paragraph on each page. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in animals, science, natural disasters, or in helping others. It has a glossary, index, and useful bibliographical references, making it an ideal reference source. It is part of the "Rescuing Animals from Disasters" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617722936
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Series: Rescuing Animals from Disasters Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Mountains on fire 4

A Late-Night Rescue 6

When fire Is Wild 8

Smokey Bear 10

Rescue Lessons 12

Burned by the flames 14

Danger Underwater 16

Disaster in Australia 18

Sam the Koala 20

Unlikely friends 22

The Holiday fire Mystery 24

Sizzle's Happy Ending 26

Famous Wildfires and Rescues 28

Animals at Risk from Fires 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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