Using dramatic color photos that first appeared in Yellowstone on Fire (a 1989 book published for adults by The Billings...

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FIRE! IN YELLOWSTONE: A True Adventure

Using dramatic color photos that first appeared in Yellowstone on Fire (a 1989 book published for adults by The Billings Gazette), this is a straight forward photo-essay account of the 1988 fire. The text could be read by most third graders, but it provides an overview of events that is substantial enough to be useful to older children. Ekey explains the ecological reasons for at first allowing the fires to burn unchecked, tells why they gut out of hand, and recounts the eventual efforts to contain them. The splendid photos are as important here as the text, well chosen and well arranged, the roaring flames or other scenes sometimes providing an effective background for superimposed shots. The book concludes with the land renewing itself and with supplementary information including a map, an organization list, and a glossary/index. Useful and attractive.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1989