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Anna, Grandpa, and the Big Storm

Overview

The whole city of New York is blanketed by snow. But it's the final day of the spelling bee, and snow or no snow, Anna has to get to school. It's not as easy as she expected!

Anna's grandfather is bored with city life until he and Anna are stranded on the Third Avenue elevated subway train during the blizzard of 1888.

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Overview

The whole city of New York is blanketed by snow. But it's the final day of the spelling bee, and snow or no snow, Anna has to get to school. It's not as easy as she expected!

Anna's grandfather is bored with city life until he and Anna are stranded on the Third Avenue elevated subway train during the blizzard of 1888.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Dennette Michaels
A charming tale of the growth of friendship between granddaughter and grandfather against a backdrop of the very real blizzard of 1888, a time when streetcars and fire engines were drawn by horses. The story opens in a New York apartment with a bored, unhappy grandfather visiting Anna and her parents. Grandpa insists on braving the snow to get Anna to school so she will not miss the final day of her spelling bee. The storm worsens, and a ride on the elevated train ends with firemen climbing their ladders to reach the travelers stranded in the chilly train. The rescue story ends with Grandpa playing host to two ladies who welcome shelter until the storm subsides. Watching this extended group getting warm, sharing a board game, and making friends, the reader learns that Grandpa was just bored and lonely. Seeing how adding friends to family contributed to a happy visit teaches us much about the interactions needed to be fully alive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141300832
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Puffin Chapters Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 214,726
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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