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Evie is a spirit girl. When her island home is devastated by bushfire, she emerges from the shelter of her cave to discover her community has lost all hope. But Evie refuses to believe that hope can be destroyed alongside homes and livelihoods. 'The fire may have taken many things, but the fire can never take everything' she says.
Finally, Evie finds a glimmer of hope in the eyes of a young boy named Tom even though he teeters on the brink of grief and despair. Evie helps Tom find new inner strength, 'Are you listening to the earth Tom?' Her eyes sparkle. 'Listen
to the earth, the fire, the water, the air. They are part of you, ' and together they guide their community towards hope again.
Inspired by bushfires that have affected many Australians, Evie and the Bushfire is a moving and sensitive story of surviving a natural disaster, narrated through the eyes of children.