128 pages, 7 x 9 1/2
full-color and b&w illustrations throughout
On a visit to his uncle’s ranch in eastern Oregon, Ricky Zamorabrings his curiosity and love of map-making to the arid landscapes eastof the Cascades Mountains. He arrives during a wild thunderstorm, andwatches his family and their neighbors scramble to deal with a wildfirethat grew from a spark of lightning. Joined by his friend Ellie, hesees how plants, animals, and people adjust to life with wildfires.Designed for upper elementary kids, this sequel to the bestsellingEllie’s Log is based on actual historical, physical andecological data about the region.
Judith L. Li, a retired associate professor inthe Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, isa stream ecologist. Margaret Herring is a sciencewriter at Oregon State University.
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