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Tornado (Trophy Chapter Books (Paperback)) Paperback – December 28, 2004
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Betsy Byars is a widely read and loved author of many award-winning middle-grade books for children, including Summer Of The Swans (Viking), a 1971 Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1977 as well as the basis for an ABC Afterschool Special. Other books she has written for HarperCollins are Good-bye, Chicken Little; The Seven Treasure Hunts, illustrated by Jennifer Barrett; and three I Can Read Books, the popular The Golly Sisters Go West, Hooray For The Golly Sisters!, and The Golly Sisters Ride Again, all illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina, with her husband.
Doron Ben-Ami is an award winning illustrator living in Danbury Connecticut with his wife Hilary Kaufman/Ben-Ami and two children, Juilet and Jake. Mr. Ben-Ami studied art at Brooklyn College where he graduated Cum Laude in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. He subsequently served an apprenticeship with renowned figurative painter Philip Pearlstein. His work has appeared on numerous young adult and children's book covers, as well as national advertisements.
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There is a tornado that causes a farm family to retreat to their storm cellar. To keep the children from thinking about the danger, their farm helper tells them stories about a tornado and a very special dog from his childhood.
This book features a "present and past" sort of flashback mechanics as the story progresses, but rather in a cheerful way.
The present: a family out in the fields, huddling inside their house's basement as the dreaded tornado passes through. The older brother, Pete, tells a story to calm the younger members of his family, the subject being......
The past: the times of Pete's childhood. A tornado struck their home without warning, and stripped the roof out from it, and caused several damages. In addition, an unfamiliar doghouse was shipped to their backyard due to the winds, and they decide to take him under their wings.
It is a short back-and forth kind of book: after a quick story, we pop back to the present to ask questions or continue on another tale. Although it may be short, I really like the individual stories concerning the dog (mentioned above as the one Pete found), and the family.
It is a must read for dog lovers, and it makes a nice bedtime story for your kids as well. I strongly recommend it to you all, and I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did.
The book is about a family who has to go into a storm cellar because a twister is coming. Pete tells the family about his dog he uses to own named, Tornado. His dog was great. He could do card tricks and did what he was told. One day he brings Tornado to town with his dad. They are gone about an hour and a family comes and sees Tornado in the truck and starts yelling, "Look, it is Buddy!"So he has to give Tornado up to the family.
Will they get Tornado back? Will they ever get out of the storm celler? Just read the book to find out. I think this book is great for childern ages 7-10 or if you just want to read a short book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 8 year old needed a chapter book for a book report. This one was perfect because it wasn't too long.Published 2 months ago by Connie Miles
My daughter had to read this book for her summer reading list from school. It was a short read, only 50 pages. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan R.
This is a story about a man talking about when he had a dog naned Tornado.He was was talking about the dog to keep his kids not thinking about the tornado. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shelly S. Allmon
Like many other books that are supposedly written for YA (youth audiences or young adults), this book is great for any age. Read morePublished 8 months ago by 2cents
My son and daughter both enjoyed this story. It's a great reader.Published 14 months ago by Jill at Simple Daily Recipes