Great Fire, The

by Jim Murphy | History |
ISBN: 0590472674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 3/19/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, March 19, 2022
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and with your help, they can even write home to say what they've been doing! (You may remain anonymous if you wish.)

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Oversized hardcover with dust jacket; a history for younger readers, so it has lots of illustrations!

A look at the 1871 Chicago fire based on eyewitness accounts.

1996 Newbery Honor book.

I'm counting this as my Illinois read for the 2022 version of NancyNova's states challenge.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Released 1 yr ago (3/23/2022 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Tuesday, March 22, 2022: heading out in the 2021-2022 round of 6of8's Biographies of Things bookbox in honor of MaryZee.

Released for GoryDetails's 4 Elements challenge and JessicaEby's Newbery Challenge.

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Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, January 6, 2023
Finally ready to start another round of the Biographies of Things book box, which means I have to realize that I never catalogued the ones that were in the box when it returned to me. This one is good for another round.

Journal Entry 4 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (1/26/2023 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


This book is now part of the Biographies of Things book box and is off to tour the country. Hopefully along the way it finds an interested reader and a new home.

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Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, January 30, 2023
I'm claiming this one from the latest round of the Biographies of Things bookbox.

Later: I've read a lot about the fire from other sources (including several listed in this book's bibliography), and found this one a surprisingly in-depth look at the tragedy and its aftermath, despite its focus on younger readers. Historic photos and newspaper-illustrations enhance the narrative.

Released 3 wks ago (3/3/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Cardigan Rd in Tewksbury, Massachusetts USA


There's a snowstorm rolling in, so I darted around to several LFLs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to drop off some books. Hope someone enjoys this one!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

** Released for the 2023 4 Elements challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Keep Them Moving challenge. **

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