The Great Fire by Jim Murphy audiobook

The Great Fire

By Jim Murphy
Read by Taylor Mali

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781883332921

  • ISBN: 9780792787556

Runtime: 2.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 1995 Newbery Honor Book

A 1995 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction

The Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American history—with damage so profound that few people believed the city of Chicago could ever rise again. By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with careful research, Jim Murphy constructs a riveting and dramatic narrative, ultimately revealing how the human spirit triumphed even in a time of deepest despair, and the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Listening to The Great Fire narrated by Taylor Mali is like watching a History Channel program with one's eyes closed…Slam poet Mali conveys the terror, rage, and hope reborn experienced by the stunned Chicagoans…[it] will burn in memory long after the recording ends.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Murphy

Author Bio: Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is an editor and writer with more than a dozen books for young readers to his credit. Research Mr. Murphy was doing on the Civil War inspired his book The Boys’ War, as well as The Long Road to Gettysburg.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.50
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English