Lauren Tarshis

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#11: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago.  But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire!  No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear:  Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.

An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar!  Will Oscar survive on of the most famous and devastating fires in history?