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A Blizzard Year
     

A Blizzard Year

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by Gretel Ehrlich, Kate A. Kiesler (Illustrator), Kate Kiesler (Illustrator)
 

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"Ehrlich ventures confidently into new terrain in her eloquent and affecting debut children's novel. [Her] prose, as pristine and spare as her snow-covered landscape, portrays the quiet drama of the changing seasons -- in both their consistency and unpredictability -- as well as a family attuned to nature's every nuance." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

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"Ehrlich ventures confidently into new terrain in her eloquent and affecting debut children's novel. [Her] prose, as pristine and spare as her snow-covered landscape, portrays the quiet drama of the changing seasons -- in both their consistency and unpredictability -- as well as a family attuned to nature's every nuance." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Novelist, poet and nonfiction author Ehrlich (Islands; The Solace of Open Spaces) ventures confidently onto new terrain in her eloquent and affecting debut children's novel. Timmy, a 13-year-old girl who lives with her parents on a sprawling ranch in the northern Rockies, records the events of a calamitous year, during which a brutal March blizzard almost wipes out the family's cattle herd. Each chapter, named for a month, opens with a lyrical passage that sets the natural scene. In February, "Snow is polished by wind, and the world looks smooth; trees are leafless skeletons that walk around the house at night and speak in a language that sounds like cracking bones." Eclipsing Timmy's joy at the signs of spring's arrival is her fear that the bank will repossess the financially devastated ranch. Yet the family members-along with a kind ranch hand and his adopted daughter-never lose hope as they continue to care for the land and the surviving animals. Timmy's pluck and ingenuity lead to a bright resolution. Ehrlich's prose, as pristine and spare as her snow-covered landscape, portrays the quiet drama of the changing seasons-in both their constancy and unpredictability-as well as a family attuned to nature's every nuance. Ages 9-13. (Nov.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786812455
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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Blizzard Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a SWEET, HEART-WARMING story!! For the old and for the young!!! Am buying several copies and giving them as gifts, to be treasured!! ENJOY!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good! I am a person who hates to read and that book made me start to read every day. I only read 2 whole books in my whole intire life. That is how much i hate to read and now i like it a lot. The author of this book is really talented if she can make a person read who hates to read. YOU HAVE TOI READ THIS BOOK!!!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT