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Godbersen, Anna

Summary: "It's 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago's high society by storm. Between her father's sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago's most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can't stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson. Fiona Byrne, Emmeline's childhood best friend, is delighted by her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GOD

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

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: It is 1871 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and fourteen-year-old Pringle Rose, still grieving from the death of her parents, takes her brother Gideon, who has Down syndrome, escapes from her uncle and aunt, taking a train to Chicago--but disaster seems to follow her there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA BAR

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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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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

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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Harvey, Michael T.

Summary: When PI Michael Kelly is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband, he expects trouble of a domestic rather than a historical nature. Life, however, is not so simple. The tail leads Kelly to an old house on Chicago $1 (Bs North Side. Inside it, the private investigator finds a body and, perhaps, the answer to one of Chicago $1 (Bs most enduring mysteries: who started the Great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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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Klimo, Kate

Summary: "Cinders is a dappled gray Percheron horse during the 1871 Great Chicago Fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Klimo 2016

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

Green, Jocelyn

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Green 2020

Rosen, Renee

Summary: "In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosen 2014

Harvey, Michael T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M HAR

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