Review – I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871
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!
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