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Posted December 17, 2012
Children of all ages would enjoy this book, but it is especially
Children of all ages would enjoy this book, but it is especially suitable for upper elementary readers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This historical fiction takes place during the blizzard of January, 1888 on the American Great Plains. Anna Vail and her pony Top Hat head to school as usual with no indication of how the weather was about to turn. Anna is a hard working young girl who helps with herding the family sheep, but school is another matter. Anna struggles with her schoolwork and has a difficult time making friends with those students who are smarter and have more of this world’s treasures.
But, Anna is very brave, and her bravery is never more evident than when the blizzard hits during the school day. While the school appears to be the safest place to ride out the storm, it becomes obvious as the blizzard bears down on the little sod school building that the children must depart if they are to survive. But where will they go and how? Read and find out how Anna’s bravery and the instincts of her faithful pony see the children to safety. (rev. J.La Tour)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Anna's Blizzard was provided by Peachtree Publishers on behalf of the author for the purpose of facilitating our honest review without obligation to render a positive review.
Posted April 13, 2006
Suspenseful read for kids
I'm a teacher who read this to her third grade class and we were all rivetted. It's a great story about a real event called the 'Schoolchildren's Blizzard'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.