Fire Shapes the World (Hardcover)

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Fire Shapes the World (Hardcover)

By Joanna Cooke, Cornelia Li (Illustrator), Diana Renzina (Illustrator)


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"A nuanced portrayal of fire as a force to be respected."--Publishers Weekly

Life as we know it evolved with fire; there is no us without it. With lyrical text grounded in the latest research, this picture book shares the primal connection between all living things and fire. Children will understand that fire has the capability to both destroy and create, and that everything they know in the world has evolved with fire.

There is comfort in understanding the natural processes taking place all around. By learning the story of fire and how it has changed this planet, this book also addresses the question: Can people adapt to an increasingly fire-prone environment? This answer is: Yes. Because we always have. With proper care and thoughtful planning, fire can be a benefit to Earth. We can learn from the past to help create our future. Through understanding, we will thrive.

FIRE SHAPES THE WORLD is an encouraging springboard for conversation illuminated by breathtaking paintings, and it will allow children to explore their connection to this most elemental agent of change.

Joanna Cooke is a writer who spent ten years living in the Sierra Nevada, working as an environmental educator and National Park Service Ranger in Yosemite National Park. She lives in Jackson, Wyoming, and this is her third book. Cornelia Li's work has been recognized by Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The AOI, 3x3 Illustration, National Magazine Award, and more. She has illustrated many works of nonfiction for children and lives in Toronto. Diāna Renžina's hometown is Riga, Latvia, an inspiring mix of cobbled streets, pine forests, cold sea, and Art Nouveau architecture. She enjoys taking photos, dancing tango, listening to music, and reading books. This is her North American illustration debut.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951179137
ISBN-10: 1951179137
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 34
Language: English