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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 7
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Annick Press (August 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554510813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554510818
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,717,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Compelling.... Many fascinating facts will hold the reader's interest.... An excellent effort has been made to include information and powerful events from many cultures.... Although some effort has been made to create a teen friendly book ... [it] is dense with text. Its demanding level of vocabulary that pre-supposes a wide life experience and/or knowledge of history will appeal to articulate, literate teens. (Joan Marshall Resource Links, vol. 13, no.4 2008-04-00)

About the Author

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of several books for young readers, including Rescues! in the True Stories from the Edge series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

More About the Author

Tanya grew up in Creston, B.C. She began her writing career as a high school poet, producing pages and pages of work that her mother loved and her best friend religiously archived (possibly for a future blackmailing scheme).

She enrolled in creative writing at the University of Victoria, intending to specialize in poetry. She soon found herself out of place among talented but pale people dressed all in black, who seemed to exist entirely on coffee. She elected to specialize in non-fiction instead. After completing her degree, she worked as a graphic designer for several years before switching to full-time writing.

Tanya now lives in Vancouver, B.C., with her husband Min, who claims to be the world's only Burmese occupational therapist. They have two children.

Since 2001, she's written more than 15 books for middle grade and young adult readers.

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The book is actually a very nice compilation of events, history, mythology and trivia. Apparently written for a younger audience, it does a wonderful job of discussing the breadth of fire in the world as we now know it and as it has existed in the past. I wonder, however, with the glaring errors that I noticed, how many other errors are there in material that I'm unfamiliar with? Nonetheless, it is enjoyable reading and presents in one source a great amount of fire diversity.
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