From the Series Adventures in Time

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

It’s September 1, 1894, and 13-year-old Maggie Grant and her family are about to face a terror like none they’ve ever experienced. Having recently moved to the newly constructed town of Hinckley, Minnesota, they are caught in the path of one of the deadliest forest fires in history. Separated from her brothers and forced to flee, Maggie begins a harrowing train ride to Duluth, Minnesota, as the fire rages around her. Once there, Maggie must make a choice—should she stay in Duluth, or can she face her fears and return to what remains of Hinckley to search for her brothers?

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV016140, JUV001000, JUV030060
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Features Awards, Maps, and Reviewed


  • Minnesota Book Award Winner, Winner, 2002



“Schultz creates an entertaining and informative historical novel, weaving her fictional protagonist into actual events taken from primary notes. The pace of the book moves quickly with a compelling plot that touches upon a number of issues, including the loss of a parent, the growth of the Midwest, and the hazards of the lumber industry. With broad audience appeal, this novel can be appreciated on many levels, making it a worthwhile addition to any school or public library collection.”