Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest without warning. Within hours, America's prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing.

John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?

Paperback, 112 pages
Published on February 27, 2018 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0545919770
ISBN-13: 9780545919777
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  • colto404
    colto404Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm55 stars
    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.
    • dictionary818
      dictionary818Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm55 stars
      This book is so good. I can’t remember but John Hale is from Chicago and he is a pioneer. His parents are farmers and they live in a Soddy in a small Dakota town of Praire Creeks. Granny was Johns little sister. John is caught in a blizzard in I think January and will he survive. Read, I survived the Children’s Blizzard 1888 and you’ll find out and find out johns awesome adventures too.
      • nonameThursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm
        good
        • nonameThursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm
          amazing
          • idkwatmynameisTuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:32 am
            And did I tell you how good the book is again? AMAZING I SAY AMAZING!!!
            • idkwatmynameisTuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:31 am
              Hi,Im in 5th Grade and I REALLY recommend this book as of it is the of the best historical fictions books I have read. Here is my "summary" : John Hale, an ordinary boy living in the Dakota Territory during 1888. He just moved to Dakota with his family so they could start a farm. As he makes friends in his small town, he learns of the terrifying things they have faced, like grasshoppers attacks and a deadly rattlesnake. But with the winter season coming, the blistering blizzards prove to be the worst. As John and his friends try to brave through the blizzard, it becomes difficult to tell if they will make it out alive.
              • llskunk
                llskunkSunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm
                This book was very good .One of the best I survived book I ever read .Very interesting and exciting . I recommend this book to everyone that likes history and a good read .
                • llpanda
                  llpandaSunday, March 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm44 stars
                  The I survived Series is one of the series that even though I read it as a kid I still enjoy it today. I got this book from the DOGO advanced reading club and was very excited to read it along with my little siblings. This latest book in the series tells the story of the famous and deadly Children's Blizzard of 1888. The book was very good. It made me feel if I actually was in the blizzard iteself. I recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting historical fiction read that isn't too long.
                  • jeffdaboss
                    jeffdabossFriday, March 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm44 starsFeatured
                    Again, another amazing book to be in the titular "I Survived" series. This time, Lauren Tarshis brings us into the life of John Hale, an ordinary boy living in the Dakota Territory during 1888. He just moved to Dakota with his family so they could start a farm. As he makes friends in his small town, he learns of the terrifying things they have faced, like grasshoppers attacks and a deadly rattlesnake. But with the winter season coming, the blistering blizzards prove to be the worst. As John and his friends try to brave through the blizzard, it becomes difficult to tell if they will make it out alive. This book also comes with background information about the Children's Blizzard and life during the 1880s in US territories. This is a great historical fiction book that kids will love!
                    • kidFriday, March 2, 2018 at 7:09 am
                      nice

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