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  • jeffdaboss
    jeffdaboss's book review was featured in Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today.
    Tornado Terror is a really good nonfictional book. I'm not exactly into nonfiction, but I really liked Lauren Tarshis's new book on famous tornadoes. The book covers two major tornadoes: The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011. Both stories switch from focusing on a person's testimony to the tornadoes progress to the person. In the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, Tarshis follows Adrian Dillon of Parrish, Illinois, and how his plans for a special marbles tournament would be ruined. She highlights what life and science was like in the 1920's, while progressing the through the day. Once the tornado hit and Adrian's true story is done, she gives facts about the tornado, like how many people were killed, the aftermath, and the improvement of the scientific field of weather. Next, she talks about the Joplin Tornado, and how it came on Bennett Satterlee's birthday. She alternates from the Satterlee's point of view to renowned storm chasers Jeff and Kathryn Piotrowski's point of view. The focus lands on the aftermath once the tornado hit, and what the town did to support each other. Once both tornado stories are finished, Tarshis informs the reader about general tornado knowledge, like vocabulary, "Mr. Tornado", among other things. Tornado Terror was a really good book, and one you should get.
    11 days ago
  • jeffdaboss
    jeffdaboss added a book review.
    Tornado Terror is a really good nonfictional book. I'm not exactly into nonfiction, but I really liked Lauren Tarshis's new book on famous tornadoes. The book covers two major tornadoes: The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011. Both stories switch from focusing on a person's testimony to the tornadoes progress to the person. In the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, Tarshis follows Adrian Dillon of Parrish, Illinois, and how his plans for a special marbles tournament would be ruined. She highlights what life and science was like in the 1920's, while progressing the through the day. Once the tornado hit and Adrian's true story is done, she gives facts about the tornado, like how many people were killed, the aftermath, and the improvement of the scientific field of weather. Next, she talks about the Joplin Tornado, and how it came on Bennett Satterlee's birthday. She alternates from the Satterlee's point of view to renowned storm chasers Jeff and Kathryn Piotrowski's point of view. The focus lands on the aftermath once the tornado hit, and what the town did to support each other. Once both tornado stories are finished, Tarshis informs the reader about general tornado knowledge, like vocabulary, "Mr. Tornado", among other things. Tornado Terror was a really good book, and one you should get.
    11 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today.
    Lauren Tarshis has written many thrilling books, the most famous being her historical fiction series, I Survived. These past few years I have enjoyed reading Lauren's works, and the way she was able to portray the main character in these national disasters. So I was very excited when I got my hands on a copy of this book, Tornado Terror. I was interested to see how Lauren would tie a story and facts together. This is a nonfiction book, but Lauren had just the right combination of pure facts and narrative that would enthrall any reader. Inside book, both tornadoes featured, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011 have a short story of a young person-just as she writes in the fiction series. The interesting thing about these stories, is that they are actually based on a real person and that person's experiences. It isn't a complete work of fiction narrative. But there was more than just stories. There were many pictures, and tidbits about "normal" life during that time period. There were also specific facts about both tornadoes, and tornadoes in general. I also enjoyed reading about what storm chasers are, and famous tornado scientists. I recommend this book for elementary and middle school, but it would also interest some younger highschoolers. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    19 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Lauren Tarshis has written many thrilling books, the most famous being her historical fiction series, I Survived. These past few years I have enjoyed reading Lauren's works, and the way she was able to portray the main character in these national disasters. So I was very excited when I got my hands on a copy of this book, Tornado Terror. I was interested to see how Lauren would tie a story and facts together. This is a nonfiction book, but Lauren had just the right combination of pure facts and narrative that would enthrall any reader. Inside book, both tornadoes featured, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 and the Joplin Tornado of 2011 have a short story of a young person-just as she writes in the fiction series. The interesting thing about these stories, is that they are actually based on a real person and that person's experiences. It isn't a complete work of fiction narrative. But there was more than just stories. There were many pictures, and tidbits about "normal" life during that time period. There were also specific facts about both tornadoes, and tornadoes in general. I also enjoyed reading about what storm chasers are, and famous tornado scientists. I recommend this book for elementary and middle school, but it would also interest some younger highschoolers. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
    19 days ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9's book review was featured in Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods: A Novel.
    Warren the 13th is back! In this sequel that takes place shortly after the first book, Warren has only recently learned that hotel is a walking one! He along with his best friends Petula and Sketchy, along with a rag-tag group of adults have been cruising around the country, picking up well to-do guests along the way. Where his life previously was full of fear and disappointment, now Warren has a life filled with adventure and friendship. His biggest concern is the critics. Nonetheless, things seem to be going smoothly. That is until the Warren(the hotel's name) crashes to the ground, he loses all his guests, and then is kidnapped by a mimic. The mimic replicates Warrens image, and calls himself Worrin. Worrin soon takes over the hotel with the intent to sell it to the Witch Queen, Calvina, and Warren is forced to chase the Warren on foot. Unfortunately for Warren, he is smack dab in the middle of the Malwoods-which is filled to the brim with witches and many more startling creatures. Will Warren survive on his own? Will he save his hotel? Will his friends realize that Worrin is an impostor? This book is filled with danger, and twists in every chapter. Although since this is an AR book not all the pictures were inserted yet, the images that were included were wonderful and added to the story tremendously. I really liked how Tania del Rio continued Warren's story. I felt as if I was really entwined in the story, and just enough backstory was added so that it could be understand even without reading the first book. I recommend this book for elementary and middle grade aged kids. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book as part of the Advance Review Club.
    About 1 month ago
  • snicker9
    snicker9 added a book review.
    Warren the 13th is back! In this sequel that takes place shortly after the first book, Warren has only recently learned that hotel is a walking one! He along with his best friends Petula and Sketchy, along with a rag-tag group of adults have been cruising around the country, picking up well to-do guests along the way. Where his life previously was full of fear and disappointment, now Warren has a life filled with adventure and friendship. His biggest concern is the critics. Nonetheless, things seem to be going smoothly. That is until the Warren(the hotel's name) crashes to the ground, he loses all his guests, and then is kidnapped by a mimic. The mimic replicates Warrens image, and calls himself Worrin. Worrin soon takes over the hotel with the intent to sell it to the Witch Queen, Calvina, and Warren is forced to chase the Warren on foot. Unfortunately for Warren, he is smack dab in the middle of the Malwoods-which is filled to the brim with witches and many more startling creatures. Will Warren survive on his own? Will he save his hotel? Will his friends realize that Worrin is an impostor? This book is filled with danger, and twists in every chapter. Although since this is an AR book not all the pictures were inserted yet, the images that were included were wonderful and added to the story tremendously. I really liked how Tania del Rio continued Warren's story. I felt as if I was really entwined in the story, and just enough backstory was added so that it could be understand even without reading the first book. I recommend this book for elementary and middle grade aged kids. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book as part of the Advance Review Club.
    About 1 month ago
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