Children of the Seventh Fire: An Ancient Prophesy for Modern Times presents a story about two groups of elementary school children as they assemble in a teaching lodge on an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) reservation to hear a village elder and knowledge keeper (Edward Benton-Banai explain the Seven Fires Prophecy and the ways it can be understood and implemented by elementary school children. By listening to, thinking about, and discussing the story and questions they hear, the students become aware of personal, social, and environmental opportunities and responsibilities that they will have to face in the modern world. Then, after leaving the teaching lodge, what did they do? This 40-page book written by Lisa Hart with the teachings of Edward Benton-Banai explains the significance of the Seven Fires predictions in the form of a history lesson, and how the explanation is recorded within a wampum belt and bark scrolls. The students are challenged to think about ways to respect the land and their responsibilities after learning about these teachings. The final account of the story explores the Seven Grandfather Teachings. The characters in the book follow-up by providing a synopsis of their future activities. The book contains a map, colour drawings, a glossary, and suggested resources. Edward Benton-Banai provides the book's foreword.