Written by Tess Hilmo

On October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire roared through Chicago and 250 miles away in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, there was an even more devastating fire; destroying families, homes and lives. This is a historical-fiction novel about twelve-year-old Ailis and her younger brother, Quinn, who survive the Peshtigo fire, but their family does not. They are taken to a boarding house in Chicago, where they meet six-year-old Nettie, an orphan displaced by the Chicago fire. Their lives are miserable and they vow to find a way to leave. Then Nettie disappears. She has been kidnapped by a group that forces children to work in the sewers killing rats. Can they find a way to rescue her? A wonderful story of friendship and love.

Review by Debbie Woolsey, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

Cinnamon Moon
Written by Tess Hilmo
Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar, Straus Giroux
256 pages
Release Date: October 18, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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  1. Thanks for your review.

  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.

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