The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes (History Comics)

by Kate Hannigan (Author) Alex Graudins (Illustrator)

The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes (History Comics)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: History Comics
Turn back the clock with History Comics! In The Great Chicago Fire you'll learn how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history.A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two terrifying days! A brother, a sister, and a helpless puppy must race through the city to stay one step ahead of the devilish inferno. But can they reunite with their lost family before it's too late?
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Kirkus Reviews

Hannigan sticks closely to historical records in tracing the causes and course of the fire as well as the architectural and infrastructure improvements wrought in its wake and the fair's artistic and technological highlights. ...Graudins overlays the infodumps with small, intimate panels depicting period-clad people with appealingly open expressions (and, often, puppies in tow) in accurately drawn settings. A fictive plotline adds a strong "you are there" feel to this informative account.

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Vibrant artwork and an engaging story make this a great vehicle for a poignant glimpse at American history.

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Kate Hannigan
Kate Hannigan is the author of numerous children's books, including the middle-grade series The League of Secret Heroes, as well as the middle-grade novel The Detective's Assistant, which won the Golden Kite Award for best middle-grade fiction. Her debut picture book, A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights, received four starred reviews, and was praised as "excellent" by Kirkus Reviews. Her other titles include a graphic novel, History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, as well as the chapter book series Cupcake Cousins. Kate lives with her family in Chicago.

Zachariah OHora is the prolific illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Wolfie the Bunny, which received four starred reviews and was praised by the Chicago Tribune as "pitch-perfect." He is also the author-illustrator of Stop Snoring Bernard!, which won the 2011 Society of Illustrators Founders Award and was the 2012 State of PA Dept of Ed One book, as well as Not Fits Nilson!, which received the PALA Carolyn W. Field Award, and was named the Huffington Post Best Children's Book of the Year, as well as a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year and a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing. Zachariah's other titles include My Cousin Momo!, The Teacher's Pet, The Not So Quiet Library, and Niblet & Ralph. He lives in Narberth, PA, with his family.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781250174253
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
First Second
Publication date
June 20, 2020
Series
History Comics
BISAC categories
JNF025200 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/19th Century
JNF025180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/State & Local
JNF051160 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Disasters
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
History
Chicago (Ill.)
Graphic novels
Illinois
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
To 1875
Fires
Chicago
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics
Educational comics

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