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The Schoolchildren's Blizzard
The Schoolchildren's Blizzard
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Graphic Library

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard

Tells the gripping story of the devastating 1888 blizzard that suddenly exploded across the Great Plains, killing hundreds of children as they walked home from school. Written in graphic-novel format.

GenreGraphic Nonfiction
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile LevelGN700L
ATOS Level4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #116321
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $31.32 School/Library Price

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Louanne Jacobs

"This true-life adventure story is made accessible to children through Donald Lemke's outstanding graphic novel." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Louanne Jacobs

"On the morning of January 12, 1888 in the Dakota Territory, the Knieriem family shuffled their children off to school in the mild winter weather. By 11:42 that morning the weather quickly changed, blanketing the American Prairie with blizzard conditions. Because weather forecasters were unable to warn the pioneer families early enough, children, adults, and livestock were caught unaware. Blinding white-out conditions engulfed the region, and by nightfall, some of the coldest air ever recorded plunged the plains into double-digit below zero temperatures. Many of those stranded by the storm were schoolchildren and their teachers. This is why the blizzard has come to be called the School Children’s Blizzard. Many children survived due to the diligence of their teachers, but as the snows melted, nearly 500 storm victims were discovered, many of them children. This true-life adventure story is made accessible to children through Donald Lemke’s outstanding graphic novel. Additional materials introduce readers to “cats,” “twists,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and a song remembering one of the teacher-heroines of the storm of 1888." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

July 1, 2012