Fiery Night: A Boy, His Goat, and the Great Chicago Fire by Walker, Sally M.

Fiery Night: A Boy, His Goat, and the Great Chicago Fire

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Based on a true story, Fiery Night is a heartwarming, empowering picture book about a little boy's devotion to his pet goat, Willie, and how they gave each other strength during the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Young Justin Butterfield was awakened in the night by neighbors warning his family of the coming fire. The Butterfields did what they could to save their home but eventually had to flee. Justin insisted on taking Willie with them, even though the frightened goat made it more difficult for them to get away quickly. Encouraging and comforting Willie helped bolster Justin's own courage during the family's difficult journey through the burning city.

Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Capstone Editions
Published: 08/01/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781684460861
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509346 / Fiery Night: A Boy, His Goat, and the Great Chicago Fire

About the Author
Walker, Sally M.: - Sally M. Walker is the award-winning author of more than 60 nonfiction books for young readers. Even though she was raised in New Jersey, the story of the Great Chicago Fire has long fascinated her. While reading a magazine about history, she saw a copy of a letter that young Justin Butterfield wrote about his family's experiences during the fire. He had also drawn a picture of his family, including his pet goat, as they fled their home. After confirming that the Butterfields' story was true, she knew she wanted to share Justin's story with young readers. Sally was awarded the 2006 American Library Association's Robert F. Sibert Medal for Secrets of a Civil War Submarine. Her newest books are Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters and Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up.Harren, Kayla: - Kayla Harren graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in illustration. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and 3x3 Magazine. She won the Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award, and she is the illustrator of A BOY LIKE YOU, which won the 2019 Eureka Nonfiction Gold Award, and THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST, which won the Eureka Nonfiction Silver Award. Kayla lives in Minnesota.

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