Shannen did an amazing job at recreating this story.
It’s easy to put yourself into this story and feel the emotions the characters had.
It is well written and would be a great read aloud!
We loved this incredible (and true) story! Kept us on the edge of our seats to the end and led to some great discussion and internet searching for the events!
We had never read a picture book quite like this one. The story was so incredible and we didn’t know it was based on true events. My children and I really liked reading this book together and have come back to it again and again.
All five kids, ages 6-14, gathered around for this beautiful historical fiction read aloud. My kids made connections between this book and The Little House series and we’re excited and relieved that the children were safe in the storm.
What an awful blizzard, and what a miracle it was that Miss Penny was able to lead her school children to safety! Bless her and that couple in the farmhouse for saving the day!
On January 12, 1888, Tommy and Carrie Carter start their day like any other school day. As they work their sums, practice reading, and enjoy their friends, a major blizzard is brewing. When the storm suddenly hits their small Nebraska town, all the children are caught in the schoolhouse! As the schoolhouse begins to fall apart, their teacher, Miss Penny, only has two choices for herself and the fifteen scared children: stay in the schoolhouse and freeze or brave the storm on foot to find warmth and safety.
32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″
This book is an optional read-aloud for our Meteorology Science Unit.
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