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Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America (edition 2006)

by Jim Murphy

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Title:Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America
Authors:Jim Murphy
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2006), Paperback, 144 pages
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Narrative using historical facts reminiscent of Seabiscuit, Unbroken and Boys in the Boat ( )
  CJFisher | Jul 12, 2015 |
RGG: Account of the 1888 Blizzard is a fun, exciting read. The final chapter with the lasting changes due to the effects of the blizzard makes this more than just a good adventure story. Reading Level: 10-14; FP: U-W.
  rgruberexcel | Jun 15, 2015 |
RGG: Account of the 1888 Blizzard is a fun, exciting read. The final chapter with the lasting changes due to the effects of the blizzard makes this more than just a good adventure story. Reading Level: 10-14; FP: U-W.
  rgruberexcel | Jan 5, 2014 |
This is a juvenile nonfiction book about the blizzard of 1888 that hit the East coast of the USA. Two storms met up and hit New York. The National Weather Service said that the storm coming from Minnesota was weakening and the one from the south would likely go out to see and then they went home for the weekend. What they learned from this storm changed America's transportation system, weather system and snow removal among other things. It was not the worst storm but it had a great effect. This was written for probably middle school aged children. I listened to the audio because it was available through overdrive. It was easy to follow, read by Taylor Mali who did a good job. ( )
  Kristelh | Nov 16, 2013 |
Wrapp snugly in a wuilt, a young boy watches from a window as a blizzard cover the earth in a blanket of snow.
this book can be find at Pierce College.
age 2/5
  xiomaragrace12 | Oct 28, 2013 |
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On Saturday, March 10, 1888, the weather from Maine on down to Maryland was clear and unusually warm.
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The first subway line in New York City opened in 1904 by August Belmont's Interborough Rapid Transit Company (the IRT), initially covered 22 miles and was an immediate success. Soon, it was carrying over 600,000 people a year, in rain, summer heat, and, as Alfred Ely Beach had said all along, even during snowstorms (116).
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590673106, Paperback)

With his powerful and intriguing narrative style, Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the harrowing story of the Blizzard of 1888. Available for the first time in paperback.

Snow began falling over New York City on March 12, 1888. All around town, people struggled along slippery streets and sidewalks -- some seeking the warmth of their homes, some to get to work or to care for the less fortunate, and some to experience what they assumed would be the last little snowfall of one of the warmest winters on record. What no one realized was that in a very few hours, the wind and snow would bury the city in nearly 21 inches of snow and bring it to a ferocious standstill.


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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.

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