The Great Fire
A veritable cinematic retelling of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago for three days in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Jim Murphy writes this harrowing story through the eyes of several survivors. These characters serve as dramatic focal points, recounting their tales of survival and loss as the fire sweeps across the city. Fascinating archival photos and maps outlining the spread of fire illuminate these survivors' stories. The Great Fire was nominated in 1996 as a Newberry Award Honor Book.
Author: Jim Murphy
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 18, 2010)