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Clouds of Terror (On My Own History)
For use in schools and libraries only. In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other Midwestern states, many families gave up and moved away. This is the story of how two Swedish immigrant children help their parents save their home on the prairie.
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published April 28th 1994 by Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
(first published April 1994)
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Clouds of Terror is a 48 paged historical fiction story about a family living on a farm in Minnesota in the 1870s. During this time, millions of grasshoppers invaded the Midwestern plains. This was detrimental to the farm, killing crops, about 10 acres of wheat, five hundred cabbage, cucumbers, beans, carrots, and beets. The family had no money and not enough crops to sell. Although they had enough to eat for a while, they couldn’t make a living. The father left to find work as the children prep ...more
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