Tornado Terror (I Survived True Stories #3): True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.99503
The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. The author of the New York Times best-selling I Survived series now brings you the vivid and true stories of two young people who survived these terrifying twisters, along with fascinating facts about tornadoes and profiles of the well-respected scientists and storm chasers who study them.

Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on February 28, 2017 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545919436
ISBN-13: 9780545919432
32 Book Reviews
  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolover 4 years55 starsFeatured
    Bestselling author of the I SURVIVED series, Lauran Tarshis has made a new book- I SURVIVED Tornado Terror, true stories. I thought this would be one of those other boring fact books about tornados. Well, I was wrong. This book is made into 2 exciting stories, giving facts, too! The Joplin Tornado of 2011 is the second part, and the Tri-State Tornado of 1925 is the first part. Both were very deadly, in U.S history. I rate this 5/5. I recommend it to people studying tornados, and I also recommend the I SURVIVED series!
    • amburover 4 years
      This is an amazing series!
      • neatpeople
        neatpeopleover 4 years
        This book is awesome_cool_and great!!!
        • CR7over 4 years
          this book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
          • beastmode1000
            beastmode1000over 4 years
            I liked the book
            • happyboy
              happyboyover 4 years
              this book is awesome
              • charlie2over 4 years
                this is epic
                • llskunk
                  llskunkover 4 years55 stars
                  I survived tornado terror was a awesome book full of amazement at what actually happened.I love to learn about true stories and tornadoes !! If you love tornado stories and true ones !!! It's exciting to know about tornadoes .Definately read this book !! Quick read .
                  • llpanda
                    llpandaover 4 years44 stars
                    The very popular I Survived books are both fascinating and amazing because they happened to real people. The newest book ,Tornado Terror ,does not disappoint. Both the Tri-State and the Joplin Tornado stories grabbed me and would not let me go until I finished them and made me glad that I wasn't there for them. All in all this was a great book that I would recommend to third to fifth graders.
                    • snicker9
                      snicker9over 4 yearsFeatured
                      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.