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Author Pascal, Janet B., author.
Title What was the Great Chicago Fire? / by Janet B. Pascal ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
Pub Info New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
© 2016
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 977.3 PAS     AVAILABLE
 Centerville Children's  J 977.5 PAS     AVAILABLE
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 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J EARLY CHAPTER 977.3 PAS     AVAILABLE
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Descript 108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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Series What was--?
What was--?
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.0 1 1 186694
Cover art by Kevin McVeigh -- Page 4 of cover.
Summary "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.
Audience Ages 8 to 12.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Contents 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.
Subject Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Juvenile literature.
Fires -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871.
Fires -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- United States -- History -- 19th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Science & Nature -- Disasters.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- To 1875 -- Juvenile literature.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- To 1875.
Add Author Foley, Tim, 1962- illustrator.
ISBN 9780399541582 (paperback)
0399541586 (paperback)
9780399542381 (hardcover)
0399542388 (hardcover)
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