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Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977 PAS

Waskin, Mel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Academy Chicago Publishers 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 WAS

Klimo, Kate

Summary: "A firedog from the Maxwell Street fire station tells the story of the Great Chicago Fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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Smith, Carl S.

3 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Between October 8-10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, from just over 4,000 in 1840 to greater than 330,000 at the time of the fire. Built hastily, the city was largely made of wood. Once it began in the barn of Catherine and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2020

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Murphy, Jim

Summary: By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events.... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. -Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 977.3 MUR

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977.311 MUR

Hannigan, Kate

Summary: In History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, writer Kate Hannigan and illustrator Alex Graudins tell the true story of how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history, and how this disaster forever changed how homes, buildings, and communities are constructed. A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two terrifying days! A brother, a sister, and a helpless puppy must race...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2020

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Murphy, Jim

Summary: Accounts of actual survivors and historical writings are woven together to create a thrilling book about the 1871 Chicago Fire, that reads like an adventure story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

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