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The Resource The great fire, Jim Murphy

The great fire, Jim Murphy

Label
The great fire
Title
The great fire
Statement of responsibility
Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
An account of the Great Chicago Fire combines archival photographs and drawings with personal accounts by its survivors and historical documents
Tone
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1996
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1995
  • Jefferson Cup Award, 1996.
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 1996.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1996
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1996
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1995.
Awards note
Newbery Honor Book, 1996.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
095928
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 977.3/11041
  • 977.331
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.42
LC item number
.M87 1995
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The great fire, Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A city ready to burn -- "Everything went wrong!" -- "The dogs of hell were upon the housetops" -- "A surging ocean of flame" -- "Chicago is in flames" -- "The ghost of Chicago" -- Myth and reality
Control code
1963936
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780590472678
Lccn
94009963
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30070801
  • (OCoLC)30070801
Label
The great fire, Jim Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A city ready to burn -- "Everything went wrong!" -- "The dogs of hell were upon the housetops" -- "A surging ocean of flame" -- "Chicago is in flames" -- "The ghost of Chicago" -- Myth and reality
Control code
1963936
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780590472678
Lccn
94009963
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm30070801
  • (OCoLC)30070801

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