Days of Terror by Barbara Smucker

Days of Terror

By Barbara Smucker
Level 7

This book was first published in 1979. Barbara Smucker is a fantastic author. I loved her book Henry’s Red Sea. Days of Terror is an award-winning book on the same subject, but written at a higher grade level. This is a very moving book that supports high character and makes history come alive. The official description reads: “Days of peace turn to days of terror for a young boy caught in the tensions of revolutionary times. Set in 1917 and the years following, Days of Terror tells the story of 10-year-old Peter Neufeld and his family. Sickened by the horrors of anarchy, famine, and the Russian revolution, the Neufelds decide to join the mass exodus of Mennonites to North America.”

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Russia and United States
Period 1917
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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