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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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Amanda
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dolly
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2011, other-usa
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.
Amy
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.
Ms.
May 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: carson-d
This book is about how a kid named Henry Rush takes pictures in the praire and does all the evendures like there was as tornado and he ran aside the animals like ox,spiders,chipmunies,and all other animals. carson
Teresa
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
great for a read aloud or to begina study. Might not grab a kid on his own.
Debbie
Jan 20, 2012 added it
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buffalo, prairie dogs, tornado
Sarah
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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So quiet, with hardly a human voice in it. Perfect pacing, beautiful drawings to complement terse and economical prose--loved it!
Michelle
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One Day in the Prairie it is interesting
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