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Overview

The sky was clear when Randy Kraxberger left the visitor center at Olympic National Park in Washington State. He was looking forward to skiing alone near Hurricane Hill. After several hours, however, the sky began filling with snow. With the snow came fierce winds. Ice crystals blasted Randy's face. The sky grew dark as the swirling snow shut out the sun's light. Randy was trapped in a blizzard. He couldn't see through the heavy snow, and he had no idea where he was.

Look inside to find out more about Randy and other survivors of blizzards who narrowly escaped death. You'll also discover what causes the dangerous winter storms, where and when the world's worst blizzards have occurred, and-most important-how to stay safe if one is heading your way.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
What started as a beautiful day soon turned to disaster for cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger at the Olympic National Park in Washington State. This page turner reveals information about the white out that nearly cost him his life and does so in an easy-to-read manner that contains danger and intrigue. In addition, it offers ideas for survival that include building an ice cave and marking the spot with a huge X when one is lost. Historical, life threatening blizzards from the 1880s are highlighted, and so are modern day blizzards. Markovics discusses how blizzards form and how meteorologists work to predict them. Fact boxes hold tidbitd such as the one about a weeklong blizzard in Iran that dropped twenty-six feet of snow in some places and killed 4,000 people. Text for this well-paced book, as well as others in the "Disaster Survivors" series, is written at a third grade level, but interest stretches from grades two to seven, thus widening the appeal for many readers. End matter includes a page with facts from additional famous blizzards, blizzard safety tips, a glossary, bibliography, extra resources, and an index. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936087549
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Disaster Survivors Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 998,770
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG890L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Whiteout! 4

A Snowy Blast 6

Surviving the Night 8

X Marks the Spot 10

"The Schoolchildren's Blizzard" 12

Another Deadly Storm 14

Recipe for Disaster 16

Predicting Blizzards 18

Blizzard Travel 20

A Big White Headache 22

The Other Side of the World 24

To Ski Another Day 26

Famous Blizzards 28

Blizzard Safety 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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