The Great Fire

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The Great Fire

By Jim Murphy

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780590472678, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1995

A vertible cinematic account of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Jim Murphy tells the story through the eyes of several survivors. These characters serve as dramatic focal points as the fire sweeps across the city, their stories illuminated by fascinating archival photos and maps outlining the spread of fire. 1996 Newbery Honor Book.