Fire Fighters

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Kids Can Press, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Do fire fighters really sleep in their uniforms? Young children will enjoy finding out in this book, part of a series that introduces them to the important jobs done by community workers. Facts blend seamlessly into the story, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of fire fighters. Fire Fighters gives kids tips on fire prevention and fire safety. Packed with facts that will interest all kids, the In My Neighborhood books are perfect starting points for exploring their own neighborhoods.

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About the author (1998)

Paulette Bourgeois was born July 20, 1951 in Winnepeg , Canada. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 with a B.Sc. and worked briefly as an occupational therapist before returning to Carleton University to study journalism. She has worked in television and print before writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark. Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklinthe Turtle books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. Her book, The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).

Award-winning illustrator Kim LaFave has illustrated many books for children including Big Ben, We'll All Go Sailing, We'll All Go Flying and the early readers Emma's Emu, Andrew's Magnificent Mountain of Mittens and Andrew - Catch That Cat!. Kim lives with his family in Roberts Creek, British Columbia.

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