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Fire on the Wind

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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Estora, known as Storie, is 13 and living in a logging camp in the Oregon forest with her family when the great fire of 1933 breaks out. Crew creates a sweeping panoramic view of the fire's terrifying impact on the Northwest while telling a suspenseful and satisfying tale of young love and family survival.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 10th 1997 by Laurel Leaf (first published 1995)
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QNPoohBear
Thirteen-year-old Estora (Storie) is proud to be a logger's daughter in 1933, during the difficult times of the Great Depression. She loves everything about the woods that are her Oregon home, especially the animals and the peaceful vales. Her biggest problem is that her father doesn't seem to understand that she's growing up or he understands something she doesn't about growing up, Storie isn't sure which, but she knows she wants to go to High School to study literature and she likes sharing po ...more
Caitlin
Fire on the Wind is a love song to the woods of Oregon and a tribute to the Great Tillamook Burn. Every child in Oregon grew up hearing about the burn and seeing remnants of it as they drove to the beach on a weekend holiday. This book tells the story of the burn through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl who lives at a logger camp.

Estora is sweet and oh so confused as she's trying to navigate her way into the world of grownups. The only role model she had at the logger's camp has run away wi
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Jen
I enjoyed this young adult historical fiction. It is set in 1933, and I learned a little about family life in a logging community. The main character, 13-year old Estoria (Storie), is transitioning out of the childhood stage of life, and questions the "padded" answers she has always been given. She also is given more responsibilities, and it is fun to read about how she accomplishes tasks and jobs she has never had to do before--even when situations are hard or dangerous. It is through her eyes ...more
G R
A very good book
Ariel
The protagonist of this book was two years older than my great-grandmother, growing up in the same area involved in the same logging industry, so I was delighted to have this peak into the Oregon of her childhood now that she is gone and can't tell me her own stories.
Brook Keller
The book is really interesting in many ways. The date is set in 1933 in Oregon, it is about a thirteen year old girl named Estora, or Storie, who lives in a camp filled with loggers. You get to read about what happens when you live in a logging camp. The way they talk is actually what they would sound back then. In many ways i thought this book was neat.



Leslie Conner
A terrifically gripping story about the Tillamook burn. Great characters, interesting details and historical references. Great read for intermediate students
Becky
A sweet story about a young girl in an Oregon logging camp the summer of 1953. A fire breaks out and threatens ttheir home and their livelihood.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Children survive a forest fire in 1953 Oregon.
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