Children of the Fire (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 9, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
6 Reviews
Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination for her.

The year is 1871 and this event will later be called the Great Chicago Fire. Hallelujah and her newfound friend Elizabeth are as different as night and day; but their shared solace will bind them as friends forever, as a major American city starts to rebuild itself.
  

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User Review  - Rll52013_andrea - Goodreads

I happen to really love this story. (Reading it aloud, I edit one word from my rendition). That little, sassy Hallelujah gets to know herself and others and decide how to be her best self. Chicago ... Read full review

Review: Children of the Fire

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I like historical stories. I think they are especially valuable with students because it open doors for so much learning. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
Section 4
26
Section 5
35
Section 6
43
Section 7
56
Section 8
64
Section 10
78
Section 11
86
Section 12
93
Section 13
100
Section 14
107
Section 15
118
Section 16
126
Section 17
133

Section 9
70

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About the author (2008)

Harriette Gillem Robinet, a Washington, D.C., native, graduated from the College of New Rochelle, New York, and from graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the National Writers Union.

Robinet felt compelled to write the story of the labor struggle for the eight-hour day. In Chicago, emotions still boil over the Haymarket tragedy, and year-round wreaths are placed at the Haymarket Monument. She was proud to be present when that monument was made a national memorial.

She and her husband, McLouis Robinet, live in Oak Park, Illinois, and have six children and four grandchildren.

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