There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.There have been fires before,but not like this.In 1978, as the hot windhowls and the grass dries, all who live at Gibber's Creek know their land canburn. But when you love your land, you fight for it.For Jed Kelly, an evenmore menacing danger looms: a man from her past determined to destroy her. Findingherself alone, trapped and desperate to save her unborn child, Jed's onlychoice is to flee - into the flames.Heartbreaking and powerful, Facing the Flame celebrates the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.About the author Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. 'Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.