The Children s Blizzard

The Children s Blizzard Author David Laskin
ISBN-10 0061866520
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Children s Blizzard

The Children s Blizzard Author David Laskin
ISBN-10 0060520760
Year 2005-10-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Perennial
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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

The Children s Blizzard

The Children s Blizzard Author David Laskin
ISBN-10 9780060520755
Year 2004-11-09
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Describes the deadly 1888 snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the storm devastated immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement.

The Children s Blizzard of 1888

The Children s Blizzard of 1888 Author Nel Yomtov
ISBN-10 9781512411294
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Lerner Publications
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On January 12, 1888, a sudden blizzard barreled across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakota Territory. Blinding snow and howling wind took rural towns by surprise. Many children were stranded in one-room schoolhouses. Far from their homes on the Midwestern prairie, would the people caught in the storm survive? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did warm weather earlier in the day give people a false sense of safety? How did the lack of an accurate forecast contribute to the severity of the disaster? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

I Survived True Stories Five Epic Disasters

I Survived True Stories  Five Epic Disasters Author Lauren Tarshis
ISBN-10 9780545789745
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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REAL KIDS. REAL DISASTERS. From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children’s Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012

The Long Winter

The Long Winter Author Laura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN-10 9780062484086
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. The town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit with terrible blizzards in the hard winter of 1880-81, and the Ingalls family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn’t arrive, all supplies are cut off from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend must make a dangerous trip in search of provisions. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

Blizzard

Blizzard Author John Rocco
ISBN-10 1423178653
Year 2014-10-30
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
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Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy's excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood's immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street. In between the boy watches his familiar landscape transform into something alien, and readers watch him transform into a hero who puts the needs of others first. John uses an increasing amount of white space in his playful images, which include a gatefold spread of the boy's expedition to the store. This book about the wonder of a winter storm is as delicious as a mug of hot cocoa by the fire on a snowy day. Praise for Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom "With a light, humorous touch, Rocco reveals that sometimes the Kryptonite is all in your head." --Publishers Weekly "Bold, colorful pen-and-ink illustrations burst with power from each spread in comic-book style. This story will make a feel-good impression on budding comic book/superhero fans." --School Library Journal Praise for Blackout "The plot line, conveyed with just a few sentences, is simple enough, but the dramatic illustrations illuminate the story...Not all young readers will have experienced a blackout, but this engaging snapshot could easily have them wishing for one." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The colorful pictures work beautifully with the book's design. Rocco uses comic-strip panels and a brief text to convey the atmosphere of a lively and almost magical urban landscape. Great bedtime reading for a soft summer night." --School Library Journal (starred review) 2012 Caldecott Honor BookNew York Times Notable BookWall Street Journal Best Book of the YearPublisher's Weekly Best Book of the YearSchool Library Journal Best Book of the YearKirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year -- Praise for Fu Finds the Way "Rocco's story flows smoothly and his illustrations are rich and appealing..." --Kirkus Reviews

Blizzard s Wake

Blizzard s Wake Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ISBN-10 9780689852206
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In March of 1941, when a severe blizzard suddenly hits Bismarck, North Dakota, a girl trying to save her stranded father and brother inadvertently helps the man who killed her mother four years before.

Disasters and Tragic Events An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History 2 volumes

Disasters and Tragic Events  An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History  2 volumes Author Mitchell Newton-Matza
ISBN-10 9781610691666
Year 2014-03-26
Pages 789
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

Blizzard

Blizzard Author Jim Murphy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049724316
Year 2000
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Scholastic
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Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.

Blizzard of Glass

Blizzard of Glass Author Sally M Walker
ISBN-10 9781466805101
Year 2011-11-22
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and one held relief supplies, both intended for wartorn Europe. The resulting blast flattened two towns, Halifax and Dartmouth, and killed nearly 2,000 people. As if that wasn't devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and paralyzing much-needed relief efforts. Fascinating, edge-of-your-seat storytelling based on original source material conveys this harrowing account of tragedy and recovery. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

The Blizzard Voices

The Blizzard Voices Author Ted Kooser
ISBN-10 9780803259638
Year 1986
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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A collection of poems written from the voices of survivors of the January 1888 Nebraska blizzard.

City of Snow

City of Snow Author Linda Oatman-High
ISBN-10 9780802789105
Year 2004-10-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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A fictionalized account, told in free-verse poems, of a young girl's experience living through the 1888 "Great Blizzard" in New York City.

Snow Treasure

Snow Treasure Author Marie McSwigan
ISBN-10 0590425374
Year 1995-01-01
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Grade Level 5.5, Book# 85, Points 4.

The Schoolchildren s Blizzard

The Schoolchildren s Blizzard Author Marty Rhodes Figley
ISBN-10 1575055864
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Millbrook Press
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In 1888, Sarah, her younger sister Annie, and their classmates survive a sudden Nebraska blizzard because of the actions of their schoolteacher. Based on the true story of schoolteacher Minnie Freeman.