Acquired via BookCrossing 01/01/2010 – kind RABCK from Suedo

Another novel set on Punchbowl Farm.  It’s the end of a hot, dry summer and forest fires are starting up all over the place. Punchbowl Farm is safe so far, Dion is developing the farm now Dad has made some money, and Lindsey has a secret animal friend.  A pair of cousins are over and while there’s some matching-up and hand-holding, it’s done well and unsentimentally.  Of course, fire eventually encroaches on the Farm and much of the book covers its advancement, the neighbours and kids working as a team to stamp it out, rescuing the animals etc.  Really well done and a good read.