I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) (Paperback)

By Lauren Tarshis

Scholastic Inc., 9780545658461, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015



Could an entire city really burn to the ground?
Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.
An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?
Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in this "New York Times" bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived.

About the Author

Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels EMMA-JEAN LAZARUS FELL OUT OF A TREE and EMMA-JEAN LAZARUS FELL IN LOVE. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.