Tornado (Trophy Chapter Book)
A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass,he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete′s pet was no ordinary dog -- he played card tricks, saved a turtle′s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. By the time Pete tells...more
1. That dog/the illustrations--he looks JUST like my big old beastie... warm fuzzies all around.
2. The reading level/plot/characterization--a great fit together. This is an early chapter book that will hold young readers' interest with a great story and memorable characters (not least of which is the dog, Tornado). It's not going to feel too "young" for older new readers, but it will still be understandable for young new readers.
I think it will make a ...more
A beautiful book though.
This was the second of four books read on my weekend with friends, and looking at the library of the four daughters.
For my friends in Oklahoma, the telling of the aftermath of a tornado and the Dad's response are priceless.
The illustrations by Doron Ben-Ami are beautiful and expressive.
A tornado is heading towards Pete's house, so he and his family takes refuge down in their cellar. As the menacing storm passes, Pete discovers a dog that has been blown to their house by the tornado. So they name the dog Tornado due to the way he was brought to them. Pete chooses the name and the two become best friends. However, Tornado is no ordinary dog- he played card tricks, saved a turtles life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. But one sad day, Pete's father takes Pete and T ...more
She has won many awards. Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American ...more