The Great Fire (Paperback)

Author: 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Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and carefully researched historical documents.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

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Publisher Scholastic
Mfg Part# 9780590472678
SKU 30104358
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0590472674
Release Date 4/1/1995
Physical
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.
Praise
"Rarely has an historical event been brought so fully to life in a book for young readers."
"...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."
From the Publisher
Editors Note An account of the Great Chicago Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and historical documents
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher Scholastic Press

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