Becky Westbrook and
Available now to Stormbird customers and in bookstores from April 12, 2021
Evie is a spirit girl. When her island home is devastated by bushfire, she emerges from the shelter of her cave to discover her community has lost all hope. But Evie refuses to believe that hope can be destroyed alongside homes and livelihoods. ‘The fire may have taken many things, but the fire can never take everything’ she says.
Finally, Evie finds a glimmer of hope in the eyes of a young boy named Tom even though he teeters on the brink of grief and despair. Evie helps Tom find new inner strength, ‘Are you listening to the earth Tom?’ Her eyes sparkle. ‘Listen to the earth, the fire, the water, the air. They are part of you,’ and together they guide their community towards hope again.
Inspired by bushfires that have affected many Australians, Evie and the Bushfire is a moving and sensitive story of surviving a natural disaster, narrated through the eyes of children.
10 percent of the proceeds of this book will support the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network.
Becky Westbrook and Jet James, Kangaroo Island pre-launch event (Photo: Sabrina Davis)
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The production of this book was generously supported by the Government of South Australia and the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network.
Kangaroo Island was severely impacted by bushfires that started on 20 December 2019. The fires affected approximately 49 per cent of the Island. Tragically two people lost their lives. The size and scope of the fires mea
n South Australia is yet to fully realise the long-term impacts of the disaster on the Kangaroo Island environment and economy, and on the health and wellbeing of the Island community.
10 percent of the proceeds of this book will go to support the work of the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network.
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