The Great Fire
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2011
Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes
Winner of the Newbery Honor! The Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American history-with damage so profound that few people believed the city of Chicago could ever rise again. By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with careful research, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting and dramatic narrative, ultimately revealing how the human spirit triumphed even in a time of deepest despair, and the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. Recommended for Grades 5 and up.