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Ollie Escapes the Great Chicago Fire
Ollie Escapes the Great Chicago Fire
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Ollie Escapes the Great Chicago Fire

by Salima Alikhan
Illustrated by Jacqui Davis

Twelve-year-old Ollie is struggling to get by as an orphan in 1871 Chicago. He finds work as a servant for the wealthy Burnham family, including caring for five-year-old Leo Burnham. But Ollie has a little sister of his own—Eliza. Ollie saves every penny he can to someday get Eliza out of an orphan asylum and support them both. Then a massive fire breaks out in the city, and chaos descends. Suddenly Ollie must not only escape the burning city with little Leo, but he must find his lost sister among the wreckage as well. Will Ollie’s wits and bravery be enough to save the Burnham’s son and his own sister?

 
DeweyFIC
GenreHistorical Fiction
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 3-5
GRLT
Lexile Level690L
  
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
  
ISBN978-1-66392-766-8
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandSmithsonian Historical Fiction
Copyright2022
  
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count72
LanguagesEnglish
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Salima Alikhan

Salima Alikhan

Salima Alikhan has been a freelance writer and illustrator for 14 years. She loves both writing and history, so writing about the Great Chicago Fire was a perfect fit for her. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes and illustrates children’s books, and teaches creative writing at St. Edward’s University. Her books and art can be found online at www.salimaalikhan.net.

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