Waiting for the Dawn: A Tale of Forest Fires and Renewal


by Fabiola Anchorena


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Activity Guide

The sun, the moon, and the rain have not been seen in the jungle for weeks, and everything is shrouded in a prolonged night. The animals of the Amazon forest, both diurnal and nocturnal—whether they run, fly, or swim, whether they roar or squawk—are deeply concerned. They no longer recognize their home and embark on a journey to discover why the dawn has not come.

Through the poetic text and the emotive use of color, Waiting for the Dawn draws our attention to the dire consequences of the Amazon's exploitation and destruction, a phenomenon that has escalated in recent years due to the effects of climate change and tragically makes headlines each summer.

Educational backmatter created in collaboration with One Tree Planted will inspire both adults and children to contemplate the growing threat of forest fires and support organizations that protect the forests, which are the Earth’s lungs.

This delicate, poetic picture book conveys the danger to both flora and fauna caused by forest fires. 


Publication Date | August 27, 2024 | Trade Edition

Hardcover » Smyth Sewn Binding

42 Pages 

Color Illustrations Throughout

7.87 x 11.02 inches



Reading Age: 5-8 years