In the beginning, the apartment building burnt down. It impacted the character by making the character not have a place to live, as well as loosing all their stuff. Her dad did not make it out of the fire unfortunately and neither did his paperwork or his books.
While in the car, she tried to hide the egg as much as she possibly could. It was one of the only car rides that she has ridden all alone in the back without complaining.
The climax and turning point is when she came home and had realized that the egg she had been keeping has hatched!
the falling action is when she actually holds the bird and gets too see what it feels like and looks like. This changes the character by helping her see a different perspective of the bird, as well as this whole situation.
The resolution is when the dad comes home, as well as the phoenix leaving.
the theme of phoenix farm by Jane Yolen is too never loose hope and looking through a different perspective of rough situations. The character in this story has learned many things and family is one of them. meaning that family was all she had and when she lost a part of her family she became upset and angry.