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What was the Great Chicago Fire? / by Janet B. Pascal ; illustrated by Kevin McVeigh.

Pascal, Janet B., author. (Author). McVeigh, Kevin, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton County Public Library - Fowler j973 PAS (Text) 34044000904530 JUVENILE NONFICTION Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon JUV 977.311 PAS (Text) 30653005577010 New Juvenile Books In process -
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City J 977.3 PASCAL (Text) 30403002207587 Childrens - Non-Fiction In process -
Perry County Bookmobile BJ 973 PAS (Text) 70621000560151 BKM-Juv NonFiction In process -
Worthington Jefferson Township Public Library - Worthington J 977.3 PASCAL (Text) 36820000382969 JUVENILE NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399541582
  • ISBN: 9780399542381
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, 16 pages of illustrations : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: What Was the Great Chicago Fire? -- Buckets, Hoses, and Horses -- Firefighters -- The Center of the Country -- A Disaster Waiting to Happen -- Mrs. O'Leary's Shed -- "Everything Went Wrong" -- Across the River -- Escape -- Camping in the Cemetery -- Finally! -- After the Fire -- Rebuilding -- The Little Chicago Fire -- Timelines.
Summary, etc.: "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 jump the Chicago River twice. The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire. Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: Ages 8 to 12.
Subject: Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 > Juvenile literature.
Fires > Illinois > Chicago > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Chicago (Ill.) > History > To 1875 > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters.

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