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Reuben and the Blizzard
     

Reuben and the Blizzard

by Merle Good, P. Buckley Moss (Illustrator)
 

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The art of internationally known artist P. Buckley Moss captures the color and character of Amish life with striking elegance in this heartwarming story of Reuben and the Blizzard.

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The art of internationally known artist P. Buckley Moss captures the color and character of Amish life with striking elegance in this heartwarming story of Reuben and the Blizzard.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Reuben, a young Amish boy, lives on a farm with his family. Like his schoolmates, he is excited about the prospect of a blizzard. Snow begins to fall and continues steadily all the next day. Soon the roads are closed, and power lines go down. While Reuben's family does not drive a car or use electricity, they are still affected by the heavy snowfall. Datt is worried that the dairy truck will not be able to pick up the milk from their farm, and the whole family joins in the effort to clear paths around it. When a neighbor, unable to use his car, needs to rush his pregnant wife to the hospital, Datt and Reuben bring a horse and sleigh to their aid, quickly delivering the couple through the snow drifts to an ambulance waiting at the main road. Moss's folk-style paintings elegantly depict the life of an Old Order Amish family; however, the text and the illustrations do not always match. Because they aren't carefully woven together, the story seems to jump from event to event. While the author warmly describes the way this Amish family and their community cope with the blizzard, he fails to build dramatic tension because so many incidents are included, and their outcomes are quite predictable.-Kristin Lott, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561483754
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Reuben Series
Edition description:
New Paperback
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Merle Good has written numerous books and articles about the Amish. Good is the founder of the publishing house Good Books. He is a playwright and novelist and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

P. Buckley Moss (Pat) first met the Amish in 1965 when she and her family moved to Waynesboro in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Admiring the family values and work ethic of her new neighbors, Pat began to include the Amish in many of her paintings. She lives in Mathews, Virginia.

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