History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire
Rising From the Ashes
Author: Written by Kate Hannigan; illustrated by Alex Graudins
Turn back the clock with History Comics! In The Great Chicago Fire you'll learn how a city rose up from one of the worst catastrophes in American history.
A deadly blaze engulfs Chicago for two terrifying days! A brother, a sister, and a helpless puppy 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?
In The News
"Vibrant artwork and an engaging story make this a great vehicle for a poignant glimpse at American history."—Booklist
"Hannigan sticks closely to historical records in tracing the causes and course of the fire as well as the architectural and infrastructure improvements wrought in its wake and the fair’s artistic and technological highlights. ...Graudins overlays the infodumps with small, intimate panels depicting period-clad people with appealingly open expressions (and, often, puppies in tow) in accurately drawn settings. A fictive plotline adds a strong “you are there” feel to this informative account."—Kirkus