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|I survived true stories : tornado terror. #3|
Author: Tarshis, Lauren
Number 3: The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. Vivid and true stories about two young people who survived these terrifying twisters.
I Survived True Stories, #3
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.90
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 187858
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 5.60
Points: 5.0 Quiz: 70623
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 Gr 2–5—Tarshis's latest retells tales of two tornados: 1925's Tri-State Tornado and 2011's Joplin tornado. This juxtaposition of a historical event and a modern disaster is thought provoking and will inspire much discussion among students on similarities and differences. Each tale is told from the perspective of a child who actually survived the event, and the narratives are both stirring and factual. Tarshis also includes historical reference information, details on her research process, and copious archival images that enhance the narrative. The text is large, and nearly every page contains at least one picture, which will likely entice reluctant readers. VERDICT This high-interest addition to an already beloved series is a no-brainer for elementary school libraries.—Ellen Norton, Naperville Public Library, IL - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.