The Great Fire

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Scholastic Incorporated, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
36 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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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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The great fire is a book about a fire that burned a lot of the town of Chicago in 1871. The citizens of Chicago were determined to make their city a better place than it was before and it tells their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen GHHS - Goodreads

When I taught elementary music, I used to teach a camp song that the kids loved. The words were: One dark night when the world was all in bed, old lady O'Leary took a lantern to the shed and when the ... Read full review

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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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