I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871




Could an entire city really burn to the ground? One brave boy finds out in this graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis’s bestselling I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 , with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Cassie Anderson. Oscar Starling never wanted to move to Chicago. The smog, the stench, the thieves around every corner — it’s so different from his old life on the farm. Will the big city ever feel like home? But shortly after Oscar arrives, a huge fire breaks out. All of Chicago is ablaze and one thing is the city is like a powder keg, ready to explode. An army of firemen tries to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path. Will Oscar — and his new city and new friends — survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?