Who is the author of Jack and the Beanstalk story? jack and the beanstalk author and illustrator.
Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he’s about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America’s midwest without warning.
|Series:||I Survived Series|
This standards-aligned mini-book asks students to go deeper into understanding six of the characters in the novel I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis: John; Franny; Miss Ruell; Rex; Peter; and Sven.
Chicago-born 11-year-old John Hale’s family has moved to the Dakota prairie, and he contends with the challenges of farming in a brutal environment as well a city boy can.
It is a story of love taking root in the hard prairie ground, and of families being torn asunder by a ferocious storm that is little remembered today—because so many of its victims were immigrants to this country.
In January 1888, eight-year-old Walter Allen was caught in a monstrous blizzard that swept over America’s prairie. Walter was one of hundreds of children who struggled to get home that day—frozen, lost, and fighting for his life.
John Hale is an 11 year old boy whose family moved from Chicago to the Dakota territory. He didn’t want to move to the middle of nowhere, but his parents were sick of city life. So he and his 5 year old sister, Franny, attend a one room schoolhouse in the middle of the Dakota prairie.
The book is based on a real event and oral histories of survivors. The original storm was called the Schoolhouse Blizzard or the Children’s Blizzard because so many either perished or suffered great injury.
As a result, thousands of people—including many schoolchildren—got caught in the blizzard. … Two months later, yet another severe blizzard hit the East Coast states: This blizzard was known as the Great Blizzard of 1888.
However, later she finds herself caught in the worst of the blizzard trying to keep herself and two little students alive. Though Gerda lives, her survival comes at a great cost physically and emotionally. She loses her standing in the community and in her family, and spends the rest of her life seeking solace.
Students piled on and they headed into the blizzard. But then Walter remembered his prized possession: a tiny glass perfume bottle of water that he kept in his desk for cleaning his slate. Walter knew it would freeze and crack if left in his desk, so he jumped off and headed into the school to retrieve it.
The blizzard of January 12, 1888, which became known as the “Children’s Blizzard” because so many children died trying to go home from school, was one of the deadliest winter storms in the upper Midwest.
All I remembered about her was that she was very old and limped about on a wooden leg. My dad said that she had lost the leg in the Children’s Blizzard of 1888; it had become frozen when so many children struggled home from school during the terrible blizzard.
To be a blizzard, a snow storm must have sustained winds or frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to 56 km/h (35 mph) with blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 400 m or 0.25 mi or less and must last for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.
|Surface analysis of Blizzard on March 12, 1888 at 10 p.m.|
|Type||Extratropical cyclone Blizzard|
|Lowest pressure||980 hPa (29 inHg)|
- Working flashlight 2. …
- Move all animals to an enclosed shelter 2. …
- Full or near full gas tank 2. …
- Stay inside 2. …
- Find a dry shelter immediately 2. …
- Prepare a lean-to, wind break, or snow-cave for protection against the wind 2. …
- Stay inside your vehicle 2.
Great Blizzard of 1888, winter storm that pummeled the Atlantic coast of the United States, from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, in March 1888. The blizzard caused more than $20 million in property damage in New York City alone and killed more than 400 people, including about 100 seamen, across the eastern seaboard.
On January 12, 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States.
An extreme blizzard that led to 170 deaths in South Dakota alone. Many of those who passed away were school children trying to walk home, giving this blizzard its name. This blizzards is also sometimes referred to as the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888.
Category 5 “Extreme” (RSI/NOAA: 18.42)Boston City HallDissipatedFebruary 7, 1978FatalitiesAround 100 fatalities; 4,500 injured