An entertaining and informative look at firefighting, from the equipment to the techniques, both in history and today. Enhanced with black and white photos, anecdotes from firefighters, and fire prevention and safety tips.
Gena K. Gorrell
About Gena K. Gorrell
Gena K. Gorrell is not only a highly respected editor, but also an award-winning author of nonfiction for young people, including In the Land of the Jaguar: South America and It's People and Working Like a Dog: The Story of Working Dogs through History. Her books have won many honors, including the Norma Fleck Award for Nonfiction for Heart and Soul: The Story of Florence Nightingale. Gena K. Gorrell has also been a first-aid instructor and a volunteer officer in the Toronto Police Marine Unit. She lives in Toronto with her husband and dog.
“Lively and informative, this is an excellent addition to nonfiction collections.” –School Library Journal
“[T]he trove of useful data on current firefighting techniques and gadgetry…will be happily plundered by young report writers and would-be firefighters.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Cathching Fire is likely to become a well-thumbed volume to which the reader returns repeatedly. It is superbly organized…Thoroughly and meticulously researched, the book provides a compendium of information about fire itself and the role of firefighters.” –Canadian Children’s Literature
“Catching Fire covers a lot of ground, from ancient fire worship to how modern technology can be used to catch arsonists. The 10 chapters clearly explain what fire is, how it works and how it can be defeated once it gets out of control.” –Quill & Quire