Maddy and the Monstrous Storm: A Schoolhouse Blizzard Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Julie Gilbert (Author) Wendy Tan (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive

Thirteen-year-old Maddy Rollag finds it hard to adjust to life on her aunt and uncle's farm in Dakota Territory. Her schoolmates think she's spoiled, and Aunt Marta makes it clear that Maddy is not fit for farm life. Maddy desperately misses her father and life back home in St. Paul, Minnesota. But on January 12, 1888, everything changes. A blizzard traps Maddy and her classmates inside their schoolhouse. If they stay in the schoolhouse, they'll freeze, but the risk of trying to escape and getting lost in the blizzard is equally dangerous. Will Maddy and her schoolmates survive?

This Girls Survive story is supported by a glossary, discussion questions, and nonfiction material on the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888, making it a valuable resource for young readers.


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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781666340686
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2022
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV016140 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 19th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
History
19th century
Courage
Survival
Historical fiction
Aunts
Blizzards
Dakota Territory
Norwegian Americans

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