Award winning fiction, Adventure and exploration, Award winning non-fiction, United States history
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances,… and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.