The Great Fire

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
12 Reviews
Jim Murphy's Newbery Honor Book available for the first time in paperback.

"Vivid firsthand descriptions by persons who lived through the 1871 Chicago fire are woven into a gripping account... Absorbing and riveting reading." The Horn Book, starred review

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User Review  - ediekm1990 - LibraryThing

This is another great historical book about something different than what is typically learned about in history books. The information was presented in an exciting manner that makes the reader want to keep turning pages. I'm not even sure I knew about this fire before I read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - bdharrel - LibraryThing

The Great Fire is an amazing book and highly recommended for middle school students.The book explains why Chicago, a city built mainly of wood, was vulnerable to being wiped out by fire and how ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
A City Ready to Burn
13
Everything Went Wrong
26
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jim Murphy is the celebrated author of more than thirty-five books for young readers, most notably TRUCE: THE DAY THE SOLDIERS STOPPED FIGHTING and THE GREAT FIRE, a Newbery Honor Winner. His carefully researched, engaging, and elegantly written nonfiction has garnered the most prestigious awards in the field. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

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