I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16)


The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children’s Blizzard or the Great Blizzard of 1888, caught people completely by surprise and resulted in 235 fatalities, including several children in one-room schoolhouses. Tarshis places a resilient 11-year-old character in the midst of this deadly blizzard, fighting their way out.

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When John Hale’s parents moved from Chicago to a farm in the Dakota Territory in the late 1880s, he was not happy (too hot in summer, too cold in winter, and that is just the beginning); but after a year, and now eleven, he has settled in and made some friends at school–but when a sunny day in January 1888 turns abruptly into a deadly blizzard he will need all his strength and courage to survive what became known to history as The Children’s Blizzard.
Includes questions and answers about the Children’s Blizzard and life in 1888.


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