Hi I am colto404 and I am in 3rd grade! I would really recommend this book! It is about 11-year-old John Hale who moved from Chicago to Dakota but John is a city kid not a tough pioneer. He lives in a soddy (a small dirt house) with his parents and his 5-year-old sister, Franny. Near the end he gets lost, outside, in a blizzard. He tries to find shelter and he sees a big thing, like a house but when he gets closer he finds out, it’s a haystack. It keeps him warm for a little but...read the book and find out if it’s enough.
The book can get a little bit scary at times but the chapter after that usually calms it down. I would recommend this book for 2nd-5th or 6th graders. Also it is called the “children’s blizzard” beacause most of the people it killed were, unfortunately, schoolchildren. I love this book.