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Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America Paperback – October 1, 2006
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Grade 5 Up-Blizzard!:The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy (Scholastic, 2000) is an account of the blizzard of March 12, 1888 that hit the northeastern United States. It was one of the worst and most written about natural disasters in our history. The storm brought the coast of the United States, from Virginia to Canada, to a standstill, and this retelling based on personal accounts and news stories makes you feel like you are there. The blizzard is described primarily from the vantage point of individuals in New York City and the area around it. Some people left work and didn't know if or when they would ever reach home. Others were stranded with little food and water and had no idea if help was on the way. The text is exciting, and Taylor Mali provides a mesmerizing reading of this fascinating story. His steady voice holds listeners spellbound and waiting for what will happen next. Listeners young and old will learn a great deal about U.S. history and science, and how this storm changed our nation. -Anita Lawson, Otsego High School, MI
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for Jim Murphy:
A Newbery Honor Book for The Great Fire
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book for Blizzard!
"Spectacular!" -Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Truce
"An example of stellar nonfiction." -Booklist, starred review of Blizzard!
"A veritable cinematic account." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review of The Great Fire
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