Saving Thunder the Great: The True Story of a Gerbil’s Rescue from the Fort McMurray Wildfire

byLeanne ShirtliffeIllustratorGeorgia Graham

October 21, 2016|
Saving Thunder the Great: The True Story of a Gerbil’s Rescue from the Fort McMurray Wildfire by Leanne Shirtliffe
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"If you have to evacuate while I'm at work, just take Thunder the Great."
Those were Mamma's instructions the day before flames roared into Fort McMurray. On May 3, 2016, Mamma and Thunder the Great - a gerbil belonging to her son Jackson - were forced to flee their home. In a frightening rescue attempt, Mamma faces wildfire, traffic gridlock, an empty gas tank, and other challenges … all to get Thunder and herself to safety for the sake of her son.
Saving Thunder the Great is the true story of a hungry gerbil's rescue, a mother's love for her child, and the community who helps her.

Leanne Shirtliffe is the author of The Change Your Name Store, No More Beige Food, and Don't Lick the Minivan. When she's not writing, she can be found teaching high school or trying to convince her husband that they "need" a pet. Her children are on her side. She lives in Calgary and is proud to call Alberta her h...
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Title:Saving Thunder the Great: The True Story of a Gerbil’s Rescue from the Fort McMurray Wildfire
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:36 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:36 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.3 in
Published:October 21, 2016
Publisher:Boulder Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:4 - 8
ISBN - 13:9781927099858

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