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50 Burning Questions

A Sizzling History of Fire · 50 Questions

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi Author · Ross Kinnaird Illustrator


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If we took time to examine the flames in our world—fires that have built civilizations, sparked entire religions, and literally changed the surface of the Earth—can you imagine how many questions we would have? The 50 questions in this book may be just the beginning, but they will intrigue and excite young readers.

From the question of "Who's for dinner?" (before mastering fire, humans were more likely to be prey than predators), to "Who were the first firefighters?" (Romans over 2,000 years ago), to "Why don't firewalkers get toasted feet?" (theories abound, but no one knows for certain), the amazing answers reveal the crucial role fire has played for millennia.

With a humorous touch ("Who was the first hairy potter?"), Tanya Lloyd Kyi presents fascinating facts alongside innovative activities for kids, like sending breath through a glass jar and playing spy games with a flashlight. Each sidebar turns up the heat on the subject, while comical illustrations make for a fun and fiery visual presentation.

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Annick Press
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50 Questions


  • Adobe PDF eBook 19 MB

Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Author)

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the author of numerous books for young readers, including 50 Poisonous Questions and 50 Underwear Questions. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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