The Schoolhouse Blizzard

By Shannen Yauger
Picture Books

On January 12, 1888, Tommy and Carrie Carter start their day like any other school day. As they work their sums, practice reading, and enjoy their friends, a major blizzard is brewing. When the storm suddenly hits their small Nebraska town, all the children are caught in the schoolhouse! As the schoolhouse begins to fall apart, their teacher, Miss Penny, only has two choices for herself and the fifteen scared children: stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful Weather and Water Science Unit Study.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States, Nebraska
Period 19th Century, Late 1800s, 1888
Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • Top Picks
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 2 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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