Thursday, May 5, 2016
Down the Rabbit Hole by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Susan Campbell Bartoletti is one of the books she has written as part of the Dear America series. This one is set in Chicago in 1871 at the time of the Great Fire when fictional characters Pringle Rose and her brother Gideon have become orphans and moved to Chicago seeking refuge from their brutal aunt. Unfortunately, although Chicago has grown rapidly, the buildings and also the roads are built of wood. I like the Scholastic Books because they show us life at the time of a major event.