Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story

Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story

Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story

Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story


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Although Emmi has lived in Chicago for two years, she finds it hard to love her adopted city. As a German immigrant in the early 1870s, she's often teased by her America-born peers. But when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, Emmi and her enemies find themselves braving the smoke and flames together. Can Emmi and the others survive the danger to escape the burning city? Readers can learn the real story of the Great Chicago Fire from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496580115
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: Girls Survive Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 528,915
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Salima Alikhan has been a freelance writer and illustrator for fourteen years. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes and illustrates children’s books. Salima also teaches creative writing at St. Edward’s University and English at Austin Community College. Her books and art can be found at www.salimaalikhan.net.

Alessia was Born in southern Italy in 1990 but she grew up in Rome, where she still lives. She has wanted to be an illustrator since she was a child. After a Degree in the Animation course of the International School of Comics based in Rome in 2013, Alessia has worked as Background Artist for some of the most important roman animation studios. She currently works as a freelance artist on various Animation and illustration projects.


History made personal by experiencing it through a fictional character. Survival stories are perennial favorites. Focus of female main characters allows girls to see themselves (and boys to see girls) as integral parts of history.

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