The Great Fire (Paperback)
Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439203074, 144pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/31/2011)
Digital Audiobook (3/5/2009)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2003)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2008)
By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting narrative that recreates the event with drama and immediacy. And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest dispair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.
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Praise For The Great Fire …
"The Great Fire will automatically draw readers with its fiery cover and illustrations of disaster, but the text will keep them reading." -- Booklist
"[Murphy] puts the incident in perspective, giving it stunning immediacy for contemporary readers." -- Kirkus Reviews