The Night the Chimneys Fell

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5191-7
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.9
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 530
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, Teaching Guides, and Websites

Illustrator: Felicia Marshall

Felicia Marshall has illustrated numerous children's books. She received her bachelor's degree from Pratt Institute. A native Texan, she lives in Houston with her husband, three children, and their cat.

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.

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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 →