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Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event

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Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event

Little Antonio lived in the Gowganda Hotel that his mother ran in Ontario, Canada. He liked to play in the nearby woods by the lake and was always on the lookout for animals, but they were hard to find.
 
But one day, something happened that changed everything --- the woods caught on fire. The flames quickly spread to the hotel, and all of the patrons and staff members ran towards the lake to escape. All of the animals ran into the lake too, and together, everyone stood in the water, watching the flames. When the fire burned out, the people went back to the hotel and the animals crept back to what was left of the forest.
 
I enjoyed the story, and think it’s great that Bond was able to preserve the past by publishing it for a greater audience. 
OUT OF THE WOODS: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event, shares this tale, which happened to author/illustrator Rebecca Bond’s grandfather, Antonio Willie Giroux. I enjoyed the story, and think it’s great that Bond was able to preserve the past by publishing it for a greater audience. Perhaps we’ll see more of his adventures in print?
 
Bond also created the illustrations, where are detailed and done in muted colors. They work well with the text.
 
My father told me many stories, and I wish I had written them down or recorded them in some manner; it would have been wonderful to share them with the world!

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on July 21, 2015

Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event
by Rebecca Bond

  • Publication Date: July 21, 2015
  • Genres: Children's, Nature, Picture
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN-10: 0374380775
  • ISBN-13: 9780374380779