Summary: Co-written by Minnesota authors Christine Skalko and Marlene Wisuri.
The time was 1918 - World War I was being fought in Europe and a pandemic of Spanish Influenza was sweeping the world. And then on October 12th, forest fires devastated northern Minnesota in a blazing inferno. Fire Storm: the Great Fires of 1918 tells how the fires swept through towns and rural areas in southern St. Louis, Pine, and Carlton counties killing almost 500 people and destroying many villages and towns including Cloquet, Moose Lake, and Kettle River. The fires were the worst disease to ever happened in Minnesota as far as the total number of lives lost and in property destroyed. Fire photographs and newspaper articles illustrate Fire Storm in a graphic and compelling way. Fire survivors relate the stories of their ordeals in their own words to create a dramatic picture of the fires impact. The book is suitable for older elementary ages and up and is the only book on the fires to be published with younger readers in mind. - Back cover.
Physical Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Awards: Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) nominee for Nonfiction, Art, Scholarship, 2003.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 0961895969
9780961895969