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Day of the Blizzard

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Eager to accomplish an errand for her sick mother, Katie braves one of New York City's severest snowstorms in history, the blizzard of 1888.
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Published July 10th 1999 by Scholastic (first published 1978)
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Ms. Yingling
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it
In 1888, Katie is taking care of her ill mother and twin younger brothers when her father doesn't come home from his job as a train conductor. Mr Reilly, who also works for the railroad, says the weather is bad, and he must have been delayed. This would not be a problem, except that Katie's mother's prize broach has been pawned to pay for medicine for the twins, and the ticket comes due. The weather has taken a bad turn, but Katie heads out to the pawn shop. Along the way she gets stuck on the t ...more
Mas5thgrade2012
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5b, purplerockstar
i rreally liked this book alot!!!!!!!!!!!<3
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Regina Mcdonald
This book is a good reading level for 3rd-5th grade. It's a short read and is beneficial for reluctant readers. Day of the Blizzard is historical fiction based on The Great Blizzard of 1888 in New York City. The main character, Katie, is caring for her ill mother and decides to run an errand for her. While she's out, she gets stuck in a blizzard that shuts down the city of New York. When I taught this book, we covered the Great Blizzard of 1888, but we also looked at what the city of New York wo ...more
Lisa
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the story of a brave girl from 1888. Her father is working, her mother is sick with a fever, and her twin five year old brothers are home. She decides to brave the storm to go to the pawn shop to get her mother's beloved brooch back. The storm, wind, ice, snow, etc., are much worse than she ever expected. She fights through and does get the brooch back but what a fight she had to get it.
Kathleen Subbert
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting historical fiction chapter book about the Great Blizzard that hit New York in 1888.
iram
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Grade/Interest Level – Upper Elementary (3rd – 5th)
Reading Level: 630L Lexile
Genre: Historical Fiction
Main Characters: Katie, mom, papa, twin brothers Michael & Kevin, Mr. & Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Lemmon, pawnbroker, poor boy
Setting: Fictionalized urban city in a severe winter storm
POV: Narrator
Rating: 5 stars

This is a story of an eleven – year old girl named Katie who is taking care of her ill mother and younger twin brothers while her father, a train conductor, is stuck in a terrible blizzard. Her
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Amanda
I didn’t like this book. It was too rushed and it didn’t even tell what happened to her dad, or if her mother recovered from her illness! So overall I would not recommend this book to anyone I am pretty sure you could find better books on the blizzard of 1888. (At least I think that was the year.)
Jill
May 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
i loved it
Evelyn
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
it was ok but it never told us about the dad
Alice
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Quick Read, REALLY quick read.

Barri Lynn
Dec 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
I read this book with my class and they loved it!!
Nancy (Colorado)
Jul 13, 2009 rated it liked it
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Julie Pascoe
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mom is sick, money is tight and they have to pawn a special broach. The day the payment is due a blizzard arrives. Will she get there in time so they don't lose their heirloom?
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