Night of the Twisters

Night of the Twisters

by Ivy Ruckman
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Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

Storm Chasers meets Stranger Things! An action-packed coming-of-age story of both natural disaster and the bravery it takes to face it.

When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska.

But soon enough, the wind begins to howl, and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them.

Little do they know that even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064401760
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/1986
Series: A Trophy Bk.
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 48,319
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ivy Ruckman is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including No Way Out, for which she also wrote the screenplay. She is a former English teacher and creative writing instructor, and has written several short stories for young readers. Mrs. Ruckman lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Night Of The Twisters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whoosh! Do you like tornados? If you do then this is a book for you! It¿s about a 1980 tornado disaster. Dan Hatch his baby brother (Ryan Hatch) and his Friend Arthur have no idea what is about to happen. I recommend this book to people who think weather is interesting because it has weather in it. This book is good for 3rd graders and up. You should read this book because it s awesome! My Favorite part is when the first tornado hits because it builds up suspense .I think you should read this awesome Historical fiction- Adventure book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book as a child in the 80's and still can remember the vivid imagery, and harrowing plot. Excellent read. I'll be giving this book to my son soon to treasure as well!
photoninja93 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book that is so grasping, you just can't put it down? For me, that book is Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman. It is a fictionalized account of the Grand Island, NE tornado outbreak of June 1980. The book tells of how twelve-year-old Dan Hatch, his friend Arthur, and Dan's baby brother Ryan survive a violent tornado in Dan's basement. Upon reading the back cover of Night of the Twisters, I noticed that the target audience for the book is ages 8-11. That is how you know when an author is great: when they can write a book on a third grade level that appeals to readers of all ages. That is the type of writer I long to be. While I do want to write at the level expected of me, I know that my vocabulary is not as vast as some, and I will probably never have William Shakespeare's eloquence. I want my writing to be accepted and understood by as many audiences as possible. So, adults and teenagers of the world, I challenge you to go to your local library, a bookstore, or even that stack of books you haven't read since elementary school, and pick up a book by Dr. Seuss or Judy Bloom, or Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman. Relive your childhood, and be totally gripped by a simple story that even a child could love. Only one problem - I want to read this on my nook!
ZeroG57 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book even though i'm not really into books under 400 pages. It was enjoyable and an easy read and even inspired me to write my own short story
KaitlynRules123 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely a great story to share with friends!I read it for a school project.GREAT JOB IVY RUCKMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy95 More than 1 year ago
Night of the Twisters is an exciting book. You have to keep reading to see what will happen next. You can't put this book down. You could probably read this book in one day. I'm 12 years old and I think all kinds of kids 7 and up as well as adults would like this book.
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YorkistJo More than 1 year ago
This book is great for people aged 10 and up, including adults. The author captures the sounds and general atmosphere experienced in a tornado well!
But, what's best about the story is how the characters make choices. Good or bad, and what events stem from the choices they make.
It's about fear, friendship, bravery, helping others, maybe liking girls just a little bit, and most of all, love.
As an adult w/a teenaged son, I recommend this book to parents. After my son and I read it, we discussed (not for the first time) what to do and where to go during threatening weather. Not just tornados, but severe thunderstorms as well.
Something tells me there will be some future meteorologists because of this book!
Reads-alot1 More than 1 year ago
Night of the Twisters is a realistic fiction book. It is about a tornado that hits Nebraska, and then about an hour later another one hits.
The main characters are Arthur and Dan. Another important character is Mrs. Smiley. She has an old screen door with many memories, what happens to it during the storm? What happens to her? Who all lives? What happens to Dan's little brother or his cat. Read Night of the Twisters to find out.
ekoorb More than 1 year ago
I Would not convice someone to read it. It was very sad and occasionally swearing/cursing. I didn't enjoy it but my sister loved it she recommends it and she is older than me you should take her advice and take a chance and read you could love it or hate it. Although i will admit the author did a great job writting the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book can make you cry, bring chills up your spine, or just make you laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book because I really like books about disasters and about tornados.So that is why I like this book. I would recommed this book to boys-girls that are 10 and older and if you like disaster stories and happy endings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
tells lots of scary things and is mainly about not to be scared
Guest More than 1 year ago
It wasn't my favorite story of all time but I liked it I love Tornados so I thought this book was going to be a bit better then what it really was. It was ok I still do recomend it to anyone who loves torandos to study. I loved the baby Ryan though he sounded so cute!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the one of the best books I have ever read! From the minute I picked up the book I could not put it down. Ivy Ruckman has done a wonderful job on building suspence from the first page. This book has Unfogetable characters. Worth reading over, and over again!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite character is Dan because he is very confidant that he will find his cat and his mother will be ok. His cat never showed up, but his mother was ok. I liked the time my character went to Miss Smilie's house and thought that she was dead, but she actually told them that she slept through the whole thing and didn¿t know it even happened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book.This book is a gigantic cliffhanger.Ivy Ruckman did an awsome job in desription.You can basicly paint a picture in your head.Just the fact that four chidren are trying to survive a huge disaster makes you wanna read on.In my opinion it was one of the best books i've read take this from someone who likes to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books in the world. It kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time.The book has really good description and it molds a picture in your mind.Like me you'll never want to put the book down.especialy when the twisters arrive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS was an awsome book.The book is one huge cliffhanger.It leaves you at the edge of your seat when you read it.I think that everbody should read this book.When you read it feels like you are in their crazy situation. I highly recomend this book if you like a crazy story about three kids trying to live during a tornado and trying to find their parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a must read book!Ivy Ruckman did a great job story telling!I recomend it for kids to learn a good lesson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It left me wanting to read it again! This book is awesome with the tornadoes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It really teaches you that in the hardest or roughest times your family is the most important thing. I think that everyone should read this book when they are in fifth or sixth grade. This was an AMAZING BOOK!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Night of the Twisters was a really good book. It was full of suspense and I mean full. The book was one of the best books I have read so far. I think other people like you should read this book. It tells you how things really happened. Like I said, you should read this book. Hope you have fun reading this book like I did
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, Night of the Twisters, really made me quit pestering my little brother some. I love the suspense and cliffhangers in this book. Trust me, if you were only allowed 1chapter a day and only 1chapter, you would be a little mad that you couldn¿t read the next chapter. I swear I do not like books, but this book was a really good book. I loved this book so much that I wanted to read it a second time. I really think Ivy Ruckman is a great author of many books.