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Tornado by Betsy Byars


by Betsy Byars

Other authors: Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator)

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  monicaann | Feb 8, 2013 |
This is a great chapter book for intermediate readers, ages 9-12. Students who are beginning to read chapter books should definitely be aware of this book. The author does a great job of teaching the reader many life lessons, while using a lovable animal (dog) as the main character in the stories that are told. Due to the short length of the book, this may also be a great book for teachers to read aloud to their students.
  paulweber | Dec 3, 2012 |
This book is about a guy named Pete who tells his family about dog he recieves during a tornado. It touches on many life lessons.
  khand | Nov 22, 2011 |
Gr. 3^-5. When a tornado is sighted, a boy's family rushes to the storm cellar. Anxious about the father, who's still in the cornfield, they listen to the storm overhead and to the stories related by their farmhand, Pete, about Tornado, the dog he knew and loved as a boy. Framed by the progress of the current twister, the five interior chapters are Tornado tales. The first concerns a storm that blew the dog and his doghouse into Pete's life; another tells of Tornado's dealings with a cat; yet another relates the dog's ability to do a card trick. One full-page, shaded pencil drawing appears in each chapter. The episodes are fairly short and the print large. The handsome illustrations by Doron Ben-Ami give the volume a more distinguished, less juvenile look than the typical chapter book and convey the story's drama, warmth, and occasional humor. Parents and teachers will find this an excellent book to read aloud, and dog lovers of any age will find it irresistible
  Junep | Jun 20, 2008 |
wont this hail storm ever let up ( )
  stoog | May 24, 2008 |
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A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass,he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete′s pet was no ordinary dog -- he played card tricks, saved a turtle′s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. By the time Pete tells all of Tornado′s lively stories, the storm has passed, and another family has been entertained by this very special dog.

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As they wait out a tornado in their storm cellar, a family listens to their farmhand tell stories about the dog that was blown into his life by another tornado when he was a boy.

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