I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

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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!
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Incorporated,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780545658461
Branch Call Number: SERIES J ISU
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dawson, Scott
Alternative Title: Great Chicago Fire, 1871


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Nov 14, 2018


Mr_Cliff Oct 30, 2017

A quick, fast-paced story that takes place in Chicago, in 1871, during one of the worst fires in US History. Oscar has to survive a horrific night trying to make his way back to his mother through a burning city. He has to keep not only himself alive, but also a young girl and her brother who are all alone. Will they survive?

This series includes a lot of historical detail and actually has a section at the back that shares the real history and more background information. I think it's a fun way to learn about some really wild moments in our nation's history!

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Jan 16, 2016

LUKE ZHANG thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 23


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