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History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes

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In History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire, writer Kate Hannigan and illustrator Alex Graudins tell the true story of how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history, and how this disaster forever changed how homes, buildings, and communities are constructed.

A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two terrifying days A brother, a sister, and a helpless puupy must race through the city to stay one step ahead of the devilish inferno. But can they reunite with their lost family before it's too late?

With History Comics you can travel back in time to the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, the deserts of the American southwest, the riot at the Stonewall Inn, and beyond In this new nonfiction graphic novel series from First Second, the past comes alive

Author: Alex Graudins, Kate Hannigan
Publisher: First Second
Published: 06/30/2020
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781250174260
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2020 pg. 125

About the Author

Kate Hannigan used to work for daily newspapers, but now she writes fiction and nonfiction for young readers, digging up remarkable people from history and sharing their stories. Her work includes a middle-grade historical fantasy series, The League of Secret Heroes, the historical mystery The Detective's Assistant, and a picture book biography of Belva Lockwood, A Lady Has the Floor.

Alex Graudins is a Rhode Island-based cartoonist known for illustrating Science Comics: The Brain. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts' Cartooning program in 2016 and has since contributed comics to sites like The Nib and CollegeHumor. In her free time, she draws autobiographical comics about living with anxiety.
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