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Mary Fales woke suddenly to discover a strange glow lighting the night sky. Dry winds were spreading flames toward her house. She and her husband David needed to move fast to escape the spreading fire. In The Great Chicago Fire, readers will meet many people like Mary and her husband who suddenly fled when a small barn fire ignited into one of the greatest urban disasters in U.S. history. In narrative detail, kids will see how firefighters fought desperately to contain the blaze as businesses and homes burned to cinders. Despite efforts of rescuers and citizens, it took a cold rain to finally extinguish the flames. A series of primary-source quotes from actual survivors reveal the human drama, while a “Profiles” section lists key players in fighting the fire.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025170
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Code Red
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781642800678
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 977.3'1103
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Lexile Reading Level 770
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 5.3
AR Quiz Number 113328
Author Janet McHugh
 
Author/Illustrator biography
Correlations
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
 

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