One of the most dramatic Smurfs adventures ever begins with the animals fleeing the forest because of a deadly forest fire. The Smurfs attempt to extinguish the fire, but after several attempts fail, Papa Smurf makes a selfless decision to blow up the Smurf Dam. It succeeds in putting out the fire, but destroys the Smurf Village and all of Farmer Smurf's crops. The Smurfs travel rth to ather part of the forest to procure food, but while they're away, their nemesis, Gargamel stumbles upon the wreckage of the Smurfs Village. Gargamel concludes the Smurfs must've relocated, and that wonders if he'll ever see the Smurfs again. But the Smurfs do return to their village and are startled to see Gargamel's footprints. As if that wasn't bad eugh, the Smurfs sense they are being watched-and they are! Not by Gargamel, but by the Wild Smurf-a Smurf that was once lost and raised in the forest. How do the Smurfs possibly survive losing their homes, and losing the security of kwing that Gargamel couldn't ever find their village before, while attempting to deal with a totally uncivilized Smurf?
PIERRE CULLIFORD, born in Belgium in 1928, was the cartoonist known as Peyo. Peyo began his career working with some of Belgium's most talented cartoonists, including his lifelong writing partner Yvan Delporte. In 1958, The Smurfs made their first appearance and went on to become the world-famous characters we know and love today.