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One Day in the Prairie
Henry Rush is spending the day at the Prairie Wildlife Refuge, determined to photograph a prairie dog doing a back flip. But while he whatches and waites at the edge of prairie dog town, he fails to notice the electricity humming through the air. Or the buffalo aniously pawing the ground. Or the purple-blue cloud building over the prairie grass. A tornado is forming to the ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 12th 1996 by HarperCollins
(first published January 1st 1986)
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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
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 ...more
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