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One Day in the Prairie (One Day in the...)
The animals on a prairie wildlife refuge sense an approaching tornado and seek protection before it touches down and destroys everything in its path.
Hardcover, 42 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by Crowell
(first published January 1st 1986)
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Apr 09, 2015 Amanda rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This book was so cool! I had never seen a chapter book that was both a fictional story with dialog and characters, and included a large amount of informational facts. I really like that this book gives you the time throughout the read so the reader knows exactly what is going on and when. This chapter book really stood out to me. This would be a great book for students who want a fictional story book but factual and educational information.
Jul 12, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an informative story about life in the prairie. The story attempts to be exciting, with the impending danger of a tornado, but it just didn't really hold our girls' interest. We read it quickly, but I could tell they were a bit bored. Oh well...I thought it was interesting.
Jun 14, 2013 Amy rated it did not like it · review of another edition
Neither a good fiction story nor a good non-fiction ecological essay. Instead it tries to be both in alternating paragraphs and succeeds at neither. Sorry - intentions were good, but it was soooo boring. Had to pitch it half-way in.
Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While she mostly wrote children's fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey ...moreMore about Jean Craighead George...
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