Dear Wild Child: You Carry Your Home Inside You
by Wallace J. Nichols (Author), Wallace Grayce Nichols (Author), Drew Beckmeyer (Illustrator)
A story inspired by a letter from a father to his daughter about wildfire, loss, and learning that we carry our homes inside us wherever we go
In the shade of ancient redwood trees, by a creek, not far from the ocean, a father builds a house for his newborn daughter, where she grows up wild and strong in their coastal canyon home. When a wildfire takes back their beloved house, a father writes his now-grown daughter a letter telling her it’s gone. Inspired by the real letter the author wrote his daughter, this poignant story—written together by father and daughter—joyfully declares that a home is more than just wood and stone; it is made of love and can never be taken away. You carry home with you wherever you go.