The Fire Wombat

Jackie French, Danny Snell, et al.

As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of a bushfire approach, one small wombat shelters with other animals in her burrow. But that is just the beginning of their journey to safety. Based on events witnessed by Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French during the 2020 fires, and co-created with award-winning illustrator Danny Snell, this is a story of courage, compassion and survival, which saw people across Australia come together to save our wildlife from devastation.

Shortlist, Educational Picture Book
Resource type
Student Resource
December 2021
Print only

Working Title Press: An imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books Australia

HarperCollins Children’s Books aims to inspire and nurture a lifelong love of reading by publishing the best books for children of all ages. One of the leading publishers of children’s books, it is recognised for nurturing new talent as well as boasting a reputable list of established best-selling authors. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia is home to many of the biggest names in children’s literature past and present, including Jackie French, Matt Stanton, Emily Rodda, Norman Lindsay, Ruth Park, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, David Walliams, Veronica Roth and John Green.