Saving Thunder the Great: The True Story of a Gerbil’s Rescue from the Fort McMurray Wildfire
“If you have to evacuate while I’m at work, just take Thunder the Great.”
Those were Mamma’s instructions the day before flames roared into Fort McMurray. On May 3, 2016, Mamma and Thunder the Great—a gerbil belonging to her son Jackson—were forced to flee their home. In a frightening rescue attempt, Mamma faces wildfire, traffic gridlock, an empty gas tank, and other challenges… all to get Thunder and herself to safety for the sake of her son.
SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT is the true story of a gerbil’s rescue, a mother’s love for her child, and the community who helps her.