The Great Fire

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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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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A fabulous depiction of the Great Fire of Chicago. - Goodreads
I Great illustrations too. - Goodreads
The book has great illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book didn't really catch my eye. - Goodreads

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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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This book is madddddd boring


A City Ready to Burn
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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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