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The Great Chicago Fire

From the Series Code Red

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. InThe 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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Subject History, Science, Social Studies
Copyright 2007
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Dewey 977.3'1103
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 770
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 113328
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Correlations, Glossary of key words, Index, Online learning supplement, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents

Author: Janet McHugh