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The Great Explosion: A Powder Mill Chronicle

GRADE LEVEL: 3 – 6

PAGES: 48

PUBLISHER: Hagley Museum and Library (November 2020)

Fire, explosions, and flying debris test the courage of the du Pont children who race from their home to escape the dangers of the nearby family powder mill. Another explosion could happen any minute! Share the children’s adventure as they make their way to safety. Based on true events from 1818, this book combines fact with fiction to keep you turning the pages as you learn about the duPont children and life at Eleutherian Mills.
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The Great Explosion: A Powder Mill Chronicle
"Readers will be captivated by the story of The Great Explosion. Ilona Holland expertly transports her audience to a fascinating time on the banks of Brandywine Creek. With young characters that are relatable, an escape based on true events, and back matter that brings the early 19th century powder works to life, it’s bound to engage readers of all ages and leave them asking for more."

- Jennifer Noonan, MLIS, Children's Librarian

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