The Night the Chimneys Fell
From the Series On My Own History
Something isn’t right in New Madrid, Missouri. Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud. The animals in the barn are restless. Then, early in the morning of December 16, 1811, an earthquake strikes. Chimneys across town tumble to the ground. Can Marie and her family find their way to safety?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||1.9|
|Reading Counts! Points||3.0|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF025200, JNF007020, JNF051160|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||127351|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, and Teaching Guides|
Author: Marty Rhodes Figley
Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.
Illustrator: Felicia Marshall
Felicia Marshall draws on her childhood experiences in rural Texas for her illustrations. Her most recent book Beautiful Shades of Brown, was an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, a Eureka Honor Book, and won the Northern Lights Book Award.
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On My Own History
With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →