Sunday, January 15, 2017

City of Snow by Linda Oatman High illustrated by Laura Francesca Filippucci*

In rhyme, the account of the Great Blizzard of 1888 is related through a young girl's eyes.  She describes how March 11, 1888 begins as a rainy day with the promise of spring in New York City. By nightfall the rain has turned into snow.  The reader experiences the consequences of the blizzard and its aftermath.
I especially liked the illustrations.
Strategy: figurative language
Pair with: Terrible Storm Carol Otis Hurst, The Snow Walker by Margaret K. and Charles M. Wetterer, and I Survived True Stories-Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis (all books about this specific blizzard).
*Highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.

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