Blizzard! by Jim Murphy audiobook

Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America

By Jim Murphy
Read by Taylor Mali

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781883332914

Runtime: 2.65 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Notable Book

A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book

A School Library Journal Best Book

On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the region of Virginia to Maine to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every community in its path. Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newbery Honor Award author Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in US history and understand why, from that day on, life in the United States was forever changed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The dramatic power of the splendid narrative, coupled with carefully selected anecdotes, newspaper accounts…will keep the pages turning. Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims. Booklist (starred review)
“Murphy’s ability to pull in details that lend context allows him to tell this story of a place in time through the lens of a single, dramatic episode that will engage readers. This is skillfully done: humorous, jaw-dropping, thought-provoking, and chilling.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Accounts of survivors and victims provide a captivating blend of gravity, immediacy, and drama. Murphy’s well-rounded information about the various circumstances that worsened the effects of the storm make the tale both more fascinating and more tragic.” Publishers Weekly
“Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims.” Library Journal, audio review
“The text is exciting, and Taylor Mali provides a mesmerizing reading of this fascinating story. His steady voice holds listeners spellbound and waiting for what will happen next. Listeners young and old will learn a great deal about US history and science, and how this storm changed our nation.” School Library Journal, audio review

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Murphy

Author Bio: Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is an editor and writer with more than a dozen books for young readers to his credit. Research Mr. Murphy was doing on the Civil War inspired his book The Boys’ War, as well as The Long Road to Gettysburg.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English