When Axel and his family take a rafting trip down the swift Salmon River, they sense little risk when smoke appears in the quiet, dry wilderness, but suddenly, orange flames flash dangerously near, and Axel isn't so sure of their safety anymore. Before long, they are caught in a blazing forest and must search for a safe hideout and eventually, Axel and his family make the right call before the roaring fire gets too close. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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