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Review – I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871

April 8, 2016

I Surviuved the Great Chicago Fire

When Oscar’s mom remarries, the family leaves their Minnesota farm to move to Chicago with her new husband.  Oscar gets separated from his mom and stepfather shortly after they arrive and, before he knows it, he finds himself in the middle of the infamous Chicago Fire.

I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis is part of the I Survived series which tells the stories of fictional kids surviving some of the world’s worst disasters.  Even though readers know Oscar will survive, the book is action packed and full of tension.  Kids will enjoy the adventure and learn a thing or two along the way.

Scott Dawson’s terrific illustrations enhance the book and Tarshis provides factual information and suggestions for further reading in the back.  This middle grade book is sure to be a hit with readers who enjoy adventure and/or history!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Scholastic. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
12 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth F permalink
    April 8, 2016 7:18 am

    Sounds like a good one — I don’t remember if I’ve heard of this series before.

  2. Patty permalink
    April 8, 2016 8:41 am

    It’s been my experience that kids love books like this one!

  3. April 8, 2016 9:49 am

    I say that you’re never too old for a good children’s, middle-grade, or YA. A good book is a good book.

  4. April 8, 2016 12:29 pm

    This series sounds great!

  5. April 8, 2016 1:21 pm

    This is a new to me book and series. It sounds terrific so I’ll be checking it out.

  6. Literary Feline permalink
    April 8, 2016 9:32 pm

    This does sound good, Kathy. Another series to give a try. 🙂

  7. April 9, 2016 4:17 am

    Fires are scary

  8. April 9, 2016 9:32 am

    Ooooo, sounds like a great series. I love historical fiction based on real events. I’ll have to look into this series for our daughter.

  9. April 11, 2016 12:59 am

    I also like the sound of this series, Kathy!

  10. April 12, 2016 10:04 am

    Sounds like a good book.

  11. Ryan permalink
    April 14, 2016 11:50 pm

    I wish young adult books were this interesting when I was a kid.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    April 24, 2016 6:59 pm

    Booking Son read this one — he really liked it!

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