The Great Fire

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Ages 9-14
ISBN 13: 978-0-54-536251-1
144 Pages
eBook Features: Reading Challenge Quiz, Do You Know?, Fast Facts, Who Said It?, Word Scramble, Word Twister
English Language
Compatible with These Devices: Storia is available for Windows® PC, iPad®, Kindle® Fire, and Android™ tablets. *This eBook is best viewed on a PC or tablet. Not recommended for small screens.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Genre: Literary Nonfiction
Skills: 6-8 Common Core Text Exemplar
Awards: Newbery Honors


It all began one Sunday evening when a small fire broke out inside the O'Learys' barn. Panic was slow to build, people ignored the danger signals, the fire department was unable to locate the fire, and everything went terribly wrong from there. In time, wild flames fueled by a steady wind engulfed everything in their path. By the time the fire was contained, a new kind of drama was beginning. Nearly 100,000 people were homeless and searching through the scorched rubble for their families.

Drawing on firsthand accounts, acclaimed author Jim Murphy investigates the Great Fire of 1871, one of the most tragic disasters in American history. The blaze transformed the flourishing city of Chicago into a smoldering wasteland within hours. The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise again. But even in a time of deepest despair the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.

This engrossing narrative captivates readers with the details of one of history's most tragic fires and features photos, engravings, and newspaper clippings on nearly every page.

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