I Survived the Children's Blizzard


A high-action tale inspired by the Children's Blizzard of 1888 features an 11-year-old child who fights for survival in the face of impossible odds, in a story that also explains what made the storm so deadly, how it particularly endangered students in the one-room schoolhouses of the time and what the real survivors experienced.

Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest without warning. Within hours, America's prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing. John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?

More Information
ISBN 9780545919777
Author Lauren Tarshis
Number of Pages 108
Reading Level 4.4
Publisher Scholastic
Book Dimensions 7.5 x 5.25 in.
Shipping Weight .20 lb
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