The Great Fire (Paperback) - Murphy, Jim

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A young readers account of the Great Chicago Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and carefully researched historical documents. *Author: Murphy, Jim *Series Title: Newbery Honor Book *Publication Date: 1995/04/01 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.25 *Height: 10.50


Publisher Scholastic
Mfg Part# 9780590472678
SKU 30104358
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0590472674
Release Date 4/1/1995
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Jim Murphy
Well known for his nonfiction books for children on such historical events as the Chicago fire of 1871 (THE GREAT FIRE) and the paralyzing blizzard of 1888 (BLIZZARD!), Jim Murphy also creates works of fiction for children. A graduate of Rutgers University, Murphy began his career in children's publishing as an editorial secretary at Seabury Press (now known as Clarion Books). His first book, WEIRD AND WACKY INVENTIONS, was published in 1978.
"...a fascinating book, a you-won't-be-able-to-put-it-down read and probably the most exciting nonfiction book I have yet read this fall....Accompanied by illustrations from the newspapers of the day and black-and-white historical photographs, Murphy succeeds wildly in bringing this great tragedy to life."
"Rarely has an historical event been brought so fully to life in a book for young readers."
From the Publisher
Annotation Firsthand descriptions from letters, journals, and published accounts by people who lived the the 1871 Chicago fire. Also included are facts about the fire, as well as newspaper lithographs and historical photographs.
Editors Note 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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher Scholastic Press

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