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In this fictional account, Grandpa Otis and Grandpa Clark recall the great blizzard of 1888, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," which paralyzed the East Coast of the United States that year. Each man has his own reasons for remembering how bad the blizzard was. Full color....

Title : Terrible Storm
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ISBN : 9780060090012
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Terrible Storm Reviews

  • Patrick Resse
    2019-06-01 00:08

    Terrible Storm, written by Carol Otis Hurst and illustrated by S.D. Schindler, is a story of two older men and a storm that forced them indoors and eventually caused them to meet. This book is most appropriate for kids in kindergarten and first grade and does not have any sort of awards. The book starts with the two old men talking about the worst storm they ever ran into when they were younger. They were in very inconvenient spots when the storm started and had to take shelter. The pages start to split in terms of their perspectives, as they take refuge in two different kinds of safe havens. One is in a nice house with a happy family who happily feeds their new stranger, while the other man is in a barn with a cat and a horse waiting for the storm. Even though they were in two different spots they were both in situations they weren’t fond of. When they are able to start digging their way out they cross path and then find their way home, revealing that they live in the situations that the other was trapped in. The book ends with them two men on a porch together similar to the beginning. This is a great story that does something not many other children’s books do, show to different perspectives in a juxtaposition style. This interesting and quirky style of illustration really contributes to the story in an excellent way. It can teach children the idea of separate perspectives and they can become intertwined. The story is not too deep and does not really possess and twist or lessons that are too important for the kids, but can serve as a fun read for children with Christmas right around the corner. The few illustration from inside the houses can also demonstrate how people functioned during times like this. A lesson to do with the kids could be to have them both write a story about Christmas and split narratives with a partner about how they both individually spend their Christmas, and then put it in the class library. A second lesson can be to catapult off this book into a history lesson of the 1800’s and how people functioned in different scenarios.

  • Matthew
    2019-05-17 20:29

    I enjoyed these two personalities and how the book addressed them. It went over the heads of my kids (6yrs to 3yrs) but they enjoyed the pictures and the silly voices I used to narrate from the standpoint of two old men.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-06 04:10

    Story of friendship from childhood clear throughout adults.

  • Hannah Kirk
    2019-05-21 20:37

    This book was really neat. Being as it is a true story that made it even cooler but also how you find out that was the worst part of being snowed for one was the others ideal situation. You can learn its all in perspective and not everyone is the same.

  • Lydia Erakare
    2019-06-06 20:25

    1. This book has received the Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Book Award (2008). 2. This book is appropriate for 1st-4th grade. 3. This book tells the story of the great blizzard of 1888. It came out of nowhere and in the middle of March! Two lifelong friends remember the blizzard each in their own way but they have one thought in common, it was terrible! Grandpa Otis was stuck in a barn all by himself for days. As a lively and social man this was terrible! While Grandpa Clark was trapped in an inn full of people for days and as a shy and private man this was - TERRIBLE! In the end they both dig themselves out and return to their comfortable lives. 4. This was a super cute story. I liked the way it told both characters stories at the same time without getting confusing or complicated. Also, the illustrator conveys human emotion on all of the faces beautifully! 5. A) This story could be used to teach students about tenses. The past and the present. B) Another use for this story could be as a dramatic read aloud. One half of the class can play Grandpa Otis and the other half play Grandpa Clark.

  • Maria
    2019-06-02 01:27

    1.Kindergarten to third grade.2. Walt and Fred are two grandfathers that are the complete opposite, however, they both endure the same terrible snowstorm that they retell to their grandchild. One grandfather is quite and likes to keep to himself, while the other is outgoing and enjoys being around others. One took shelter in a barn while the other at home.3. "Terrible Storm" by Carol Otis Hurst shows great contrast between two different types of people: introverts and extroverts. She captures how each retell their idea of a snowstorm. Vivid illustrations are provided to grasp children's attention. 4. This book can be used to show the different types of people that may inhibit a classroom. Also, it shows how individual people interpret an event or how each event in time is viewed differently depending on the individual. Students may use this book as a seg-way into a writing assignment.

  • Maggie Sideris
    2019-06-09 23:32

    Title: Terrible StormGrade Level: Kindergarten-3rd gradeSummary: This book is about a mans two grandfathers that endure the same terrible snowstorm. Walt and Fred, the two grandfathers, are total opposite people, but have known each other since they were little boys. The story is about their different adventures during the storm.Review: The illustrations in this book were very detailed and beautiful. I like how the illustrations would jump back in time when the grandfathers would tell about what happened during the storm. It was great that the author used the past and present in the story.In Class Uses: 1. This book can be used to teach children about different tenses, like past and present. 2. This book can be used to teach children about snow, and weatherpatterns.

  • Rachel Yingling
    2019-05-27 02:33

    This story is told from the perspective of two older gentleman and what they thought of a particular storm that occured many years ago. It is very interesting because it shows how different these two are in personality. One likes to be alone doing his own thing, while the other one enjoys being around others in social situations. During the storm that they are discussing they both end up in the opposite situation of what they are normally comfortable with and this makes the storm seem extra terrible. It seems to be a good way to teach children that it is okay to be different from others and that even if you are different you can still be friends.

  • Tim Snell
    2019-05-27 03:15

    Genre: Historical FictionCopyright: 2007In March of 1888, New York City and parts of New England were hit with a terrible blizzard. It snowed and snowed and didn't let up. "Terrible Storm" tells about a person's grandfather's (one shy, one outgoing) and their experiences dealing with the terrible storm of 1888.This book was great! The layout of the book was very good. Half of the page is dedicated to one grandpa's story, while the other half is dedicated to the others. The illustrations were comical and although the book doesn't give a lot of background information about the blizzard of 1888, it introduces it in a way that made me want to find out more.

  • Barb Middleton
    2019-06-03 04:34

    I read this to grade 2 students and they loved the snow pictures. I told them some blizzard stories having lived in Central and Northern Minnesota. The story follows two grandpas who were out in the blizzard and one sought shelter at a home while another found a barn. It would be interesting to pair this book with the nonfiction book, Blizzard by Jim Murphy, which gives more facts and details about the storm as well as great photos. I would like to have a discussion with grade 4 students and make a lesson with both of these books. Also, it is 90 degrees outside right now - maybe I should be reading it in the winter.

  • Heidi
    2019-06-16 21:19

    Two old grandpas sitting on a porch remembering that terrible storm of 1888. I want to try this out when winter's coming. Probaby best for preschool or older.Dialogic possibilities: keeping track of two parallel stories; talking about how their lives looked different than lives now.Early reading literacy possibilities: print awareness: one grandpa's story goes along the top, one along the bottom; narrative: keeping 3 stories straight (grandpas on the porch; their two stories from the past about the storm

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-26 04:31

    An interesting meditation on how two people can have completely different views and interests. Two grandfathers tell the story of the awful (historical) blizzard where each was stuck in uncomfortable circumstances although completely different situations. Once the storm starts, the illustrations become a split screen depicting both grandfathers' trials with the minimal text sometimes serving for both stories. Would work quite well for a snow storytime, although the text is very dependent on the pictures so it would be best if the group were small.

  • Sandy
    2019-06-06 21:18

    Lovely book that tells the story of two very different grandpas and why the great blizzard of 1888 was so terrible to each of them. One grandpa is outgoing, the other is reclusive, so it was interesting to hear how each one dealt with the storm that stranded them, and left them "out of their element" for three days. Genre-historical fiction, C. 2007

  • DeNae
    2019-06-09 03:29

    This story has a fun premise, but doesn't go into enough details, which left me a wee bit confused. At 39, I don't think a book written for 3-4 year olds should leave me even a little perplexed. ha!

  • Jen
    2019-06-06 22:25

    This book has it all! Nearly five feet of snow (also known as The Blizzard of 1888), how one extrovert ends up quietly snowed in for three days and how an introvert winds up packed into a busy house for three days. It filled me with smiles.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-15 04:31

    This story is perfect to read during Winter. It talks about a winter storm coming and trapping to very different men in places where they thought they may go crazy if they didn't dig themselves out.

  • Carolyn
    2019-05-27 22:13

    AR 4.7 -- 7 points

  • Jerilyn
    2019-05-30 22:34

    Two different perspectives of the same event.

  • Karen
    2019-05-25 20:28

    This was a pretty funny book, based on a true story, with absolutely delightful illustrations.

  • Susan
    2019-06-05 00:30

    Fun story of two old friends comparing notes about a childhood blizzard with a humorous look at where they end up riding out the storm.

  • Edna
    2019-05-28 21:22

    What happened during the big storm of 1888, when a very chatty and social man was stuck in a barn by himself and his studious, quiet friend was stuck with a group who love to dance and socialize?

  • Karla
    2019-06-03 00:14

    A charming book about the blizzard of 1888 and the account of the author's two grandfathers, who waited out the three day storm in very different circumstances.

  • Nick Cherry
    2019-05-31 21:26

    Great illustrations, but long and dull story line. I think kids would lose interest fast.

  • Samantha Westall
    2019-06-01 21:24

    Cute story about the Blizzard of 1888 in Westfield Massachusetts.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-20 20:10

    Very cute. Text and pictures are well-woven, the pictures speak for themselves, simple and well-paced.

  • Stacey Mulholland
    2019-06-07 20:36

    I might use this with my 5th graders when we read Jim Murphy's book Blizzard

  • Melki
    2019-05-30 02:19

    Two grandpas reminisce about an awful snowstorm, and the things they had to do to survive. A cute and humorous story.

  • Bree
    2019-06-15 03:25

    Notes:kids didn't love it, but illustrations were well donewe have read 'the long winter' so this book doesn't compare