Dear Wild Child
You Carry Your Home Inside You


Available August 2022

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.

SKU: 978-1-951836-46-7 Category:

Author's Bio

Wallace Grayce Nichols is a student of sustainable design, problem solver, and water lover. Her father, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, is a marine biologist and the author of the bestselling book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Home is the slow coast of California.

Drew Beckmeyer is a fine artist, illustrator, and elementary school teacher. He lives in Northern California.

Additional information

Written By

Wallace J. Nichols and Wallace Grayce Nichols

Illustrations By

Drew Beckmeyer

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You Carry Your Home Inside You”

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