I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived Series #11)

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived Series #11)

by Lauren Tarshis

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Overview

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!

Editorial Reviews

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 left an array of harrowing statistics. The conflagration that swept the Windy City over three October days left more than three hundred people dead and 100,000 homeless. Lauren Tarshis translates those numbing numbers into human experience, presenting the unfolding disaster compellingly through the eyes and experiences of a single young boy. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original; editor's recommendation. (P.S. The subject of this new installment of the I Survived series was chosen by a reader vote.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545658478
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: I Survived Series
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 185,671
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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