Seldovia Sam and Wildfire Escape by Susan Woodward SpringerSeldovia Sam and Wildfire Escape by Susan Woodward Springer

Seldovia Sam and Wildfire Escape

bySusan Woodward SpringerIllustratorAmy Meissner

Paperback | May 1, 2005

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This exciting series of beginning chapter books follows the energetic and curious Sam on his adventures in beautiful Seldovia, Alaska, where he lives with his parents and dog, Neptune. Humor, family relationships, survival, natural history, and geography are all part of Sam's "misadventures." A map and author's note portray the real Seldovia while lively illustrations help readers to visualize characters and place. A great choice for avid and reluctant readers! In this new adventure, Sam discovers and reports a wildfire that is dangerously close to the isolated community of Seldovia. When the townspeople gather to be evacuated onto fishing boats, Sam realizes his friend's family hasn't made it to the docks and heads out to find them! Heroic Sam and Neptune escort the family and rescue their litter of kittens. Included is natural history information about the spruce bark beetle life cycle and wildfires-the dangers as well as the benefits to the forest and wildlife.
Susan Springer grew up in a fishing village on the coast of Maine. She attended college in Maine and Vermont, and worked in Utah and Maine before moving to Alaska in 1985 where she developed the series, The Misadventures of Seldovia Sam. Her previous publications include Seldovia, Alaska: An Historical Portrait of Life in H...
Title:Seldovia Sam and Wildfire EscapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.55 × 5.15 × 0.23 inPublished:May 1, 2005Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882406019

ISBN - 13:9780882406015


From the Author

"Alaska is so big that if you could lay it on top of the continental United States, it would cover one-fifth of all the other states. And there really is a place called Seldovia. It's about 250 miles south of Anchorage. But there are no roads to get there. To reach Seldovia you have to fly in a plane or take a boat. Some of the place-names in Sam's stories are real; others are made up. Like Sam's parents, lots of men and women in Seldovia fly Bush planes and fish commercially. Is there a real Sam Peterson in Seldovia? Not by that name. But there's a little bit of Sam in all the kids of Seldovia, just as I suspect there's a little bet of Sam in you."   ---Susan Woodward Springer

Table of Contents


1 Dry as Dog Biscuts

2 A Wisp of Smoke

3 A Fire Is Reborn

4 Worst Fears Confirmed

5 The Battle Begins

6 Our Best Shot

7 Where Will It Stop?

8 Dogs, Cats, and a Miracle

9 State Ferry to the Rescue

10 Gits Given and Received

Editorial Reviews

Beginning readers will enjoy Sam's adventures, because he always seems to find mischief, even when he has the best intentions. The illustrations bring Sam and his dog, Neptune, to life for readers and will help those struggling with the story to better understand it and the characters that Springer has created. Sam is a delightful young person who will draw beginning chapter book readers into his rugged life in the Alaskan wilderness.                   ----Lynn Evarts, Book Reviews, ForeWord magazine