Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick audiobook

Wildfire: A Novel

By Rodman Philbrick
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781338585292

  • ISBN: 9781338585292

Runtime: 4.42 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends listeners straight into the nightmare of a raging wildfire as 12-year-old Sam is trapped by explosive flames and deadly smoke that threaten to take his life. Can he survive?

Flames race toward Sam Castine's summer camp as evacuation buses are loading, but Sam runs back to get his phone. Suddenly, a flash of heat blasts him as pine trees explode. Now a wall of fire separates Sam from his bus, and there's only one thing to do: Run for his life. Run or die.

Lungs burning, Sam's only goal is to keep moving. Drought has made the forest a tinderbox, and Sam struggles to remember survival tricks he learned from his late father. Then, when he least expects it, he encounters Delphy, an older girl who is also lost. Their unlikely friendship grows as they join forces to find civilization. The pace never slows, and eventually flames surround Sam and Delphy on all sides. A powerful bond is forged that can only grow out of true hardship-as two true friends beat all odds and outwit one of the deadliest fires ever.

At the end of the novel, information about wildfires and useful safety tips add to the listener's understanding of one of the US's most dangerous natural disasters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Philbrick offers rip-roaring adventure.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Rodman Philbrick

Author Bio: Rodman Philbrick

Rodman Philbrick has written many award-winning books for children and adults, including Freak the Mighty, Max the Mighty, The Fire Pony, The Last Book in the Universe, and The Young Man and the Sea.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 4.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English