Leaf and the Sky of Fire: Twig Stories

Leaf and the Sky of Fire: Twig Stories

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456300920
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jo Marshall lives in the Pacific Northwest near active volcanoes and old growth rainforests. She enjoys learning about climate change, reading mysteries, working puzzles, and listening to NPR. In 1986, while living in West Berlin, she earned a B.A. in German Language and Literature, and for many years, lived in the D.C. area, working as the legal assistant for two nonprofits' General Counsels at their national headquarters. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Read A Book Make A Difference. She shares her royalties with conservation nonprofits. Jo resides in Snohomish, Washington.

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What People are Saying About This

Dr. Richard W. Hofstetter

“Young readers interested in the natural world and preserving our forests will enjoy this engaging story.”
--(Dr. Richard W. Hofstetter, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University)

Dr. Diana L. Six

“This book is a wonderful read. The story and artwork are impeccably crafted and weave a fascinating tale that will help introduce children to the magic and majesty of the natural world.”--(
Dr. Diana L. Six, Conservation Sciences, University of Montana)




D. Simon Jackson

“I have no doubt that, thanks to this book series, countless children will develop a passion for our natural world and all living things that require it to survive."--(
D. Simon Jackson, Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, The Spirit Bear CGI Movie)


Dr. David Edwards

“The environmental messages contained in this highly entertaining series of stories are certainly important and are told in a way that will engage children everywhere.--(
Dr. David Edwards, British Columbia Wildlife Park)


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Leaf and the Sky of Fire: Twig Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Homeschoolbookreview on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As dangerous as fire is to us human beings, what would you think of a raging inferno if you were a small being made of wood? Twigs are adventurous stick creatures who live in the knotholes of ancient trees. Leaf is a Twig and dwells, with his father Pappo, mother Ivy, younger sister Fern, and baby twin brothers Buddy and Burba, in his home, the Old Seeder, a huge cedar tree in the South Forest. One day, a strange, old Twig named Mook arrives from the far away North Forest on a tooler (bird) named Pesky with an incoherent tale about a star, the moon, and Twig babes who need help. Mumma determines that Mook is sick with brittlebark, and the only way to cure him is to take him to the Long Ice on Echo Peak, so Pappo and a chipmunk named Whisper take Mook to the glacier. While they are gone, Leaf decides to fly on Pesky to the North Forest to see if there really are Twig babes who need to be rescued. He finds that there is a huge chasm between the North and South Forests, but a large sugar pine tree has fallen from one edge to the other forming a bridge and thus providing a way of escape. He also notices that the North Forest seems almost dead. Pesky takes him to a cave where he meets Mook¿s granddaughter Star, her brother Moon, and six little Twigs named Breeze, Sand, Moss, Cone, Mist, and Pool, along with their pets, the looksalot (chameleon) Veil and three stickytoes (salamanders) Click, Chirp, and Crunch. They and Mook are the only ones left after their forest and their families had been destroyed by barkbiters (bark beetles). Leaf sends Moon back on Pesky to warn Pappo who, after he returns with Mook, heads to the North Forest with Moon and the Cappynut Twigs, Sapper and his twin sons Ruffle and Tuffle, to see if they can help. Meanwhile, Leaf and Star set out to bring the Twig babes to the South Forest, along the way battling the barkbiters, an evil weasel, and a cougar and her kits. A surprising friend, a spirit bear, arrives to help. A forest fire, which Leaf accidentally and unknowingly sets while fighting the beetles, chases them to the chasm. Will they make it in time? Like its predecessor, Leaf and the Rushing Waters, this story is an environmental fantasy designed to provide a thrilling tale of excitement for youngsters to read which also will introduce them to some of the difficulties facing our natural world. Bark beetles are real insects which attack and destroy millions of trees and even whole forests. Two more coming books in the Twigs Stories series will be Leaf and the Long Ice later this year and Leaf and Echo Peak in 2013.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
As dangerous as fire is to us human beings, what would you think of a raging inferno if you were a small being made of wood? Twigs are adventurous stick creatures who live in the knotholes of ancient trees. Leaf is a Twig and dwells, with his father Pappo, mother Ivy, younger sister Fern, and baby twin brothers Buddy and Burba, in his home, the Old Seeder, a huge cedar tree in the South Forest. One day, a strange, old Twig named Mook arrives from the far away North Forest on a tooler (bird) named Pesky with an incoherent tale about a star, the moon, and Twig babes who need help. Mumma determines that Mook is sick with brittlebark, and the only way to cure him is to take him to the Long Ice on Echo Peak, so Pappo and a chipmunk named Whisper take Mook to the glacier. While they are gone, Leaf decides to fly on Pesky to the North Forest to see if there really are Twig babes who need to be rescued. He finds that there is a huge chasm between the North and South Forests, but a large sugar pine tree has fallen from one edge to the other forming a bridge and thus providing a way of escape. He also notices that the North Forest seems almost dead. Pesky takes him to a cave where he meets Mook’s granddaughter Star, her brother Moon, and six little Twigs named Breeze, Sand, Moss, Cone, Mist, and Pool, along with their pets, the looksalot (chameleon) Veil and three stickytoes (salamanders) Click, Chirp, and Crunch. They and Mook are the only ones left after their forest and their families had been destroyed by barkbiters (bark beetles). Leaf sends Moon back on Pesky to warn Pappo who, after he returns with Mook, heads to the North Forest with Moon and the Cappynut Twigs, Sapper and his twin sons Ruffle and Tuffle, to see if they can help. Meanwhile, Leaf and Star set out to bring the Twig babes to the South Forest, along the way battling the barkbiters, an evil weasel, and a cougar and her kits. A surprising friend, a spirit bear, arrives to help. A forest fire, which Leaf accidentally and unknowingly sets while fighting the beetles, chases them to the chasm. Will they make it in time? Like its predecessor, Leaf and the Rushing Waters, this story is an environmental fantasy designed to provide a thrilling tale of excitement for youngsters to read which also will introduce them to some of the difficulties facing our natural world. Bark beetles are real insects which attack and destroy millions of trees and even whole forests. Two more coming books in the Twigs Stories series will be Leaf and the Long Ice later this year and Leaf and Echo Peak in 2013.