When the fire starts, Maria is scared, but she remembers the rules of fire safety, and soon she and her family are safely out of the house. But even though the firefighters are brave and strong, the fire still rages. Maria feels they've lost everything, but Mama gently reminds her of all they still have. With a lyrical text and poignant, stunning illustrations, The Fire pays tribute to the bravery and dedication of firefighters everywhere. And for those who believe in the strength of families and their extraordinary ability to brave hardship, The Fire will be a compelling story that goes straight to the heart.