by Jim Murphy

A vertible cinematic account of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Jim Murphy tells the story through the eyes of several survivors. These characters serve as dramatic focal points as the fire sweeps across the city, their stories illuminated by fascinating archival photos and maps outlining the spread of fire.

1996 Newberry Honor Book. 

ISBN-13: 9780590472678
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Pages: 144
Age range: 8 - 12 Years

The Great Fire

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  • Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/State & Local -Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -Chicago (Ill.) -History -To 1875 -Fires -Illinois -Chicago -19th century - Geographic Orientation | Illinois - Locality | Chicago, Illinois - Chronological Period | 1851-1899

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