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Night of the Twisters

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Tornado Alert!

Tornado Alert!

Tornado alert! Tornado alert! just seconds after the announcement, the radio is dead, the lights go out, and the only sound in the unnaturally quiet night is the horrifying wail of the warning siren.

Dans been through a dozen tornado watches before, but this is the real thing — a twister is about to hit. Alone in the house, be, his best friend, and his infant brother take shelter in the basement. Huddled in the shower, covered by a blanket, they listen to the sounds of the howling, shrieking tornado. The world seems about to come to an end On top of them.

This harrowing story of a day like any other turned — almost without warning — into a nightmare abounds with courage, love, and hope. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1984 (NSTA/CBC)

1988 Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Minnesota)

1987 Prairie Pasque Award (South Dakota)

1987 Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)

Synopsis:

"A tornado strikes while Dan and his best friend Arthur are alone with Dan's baby brother, and the boys barely make it to the basement before the tornado completely destroys the house. Exciting and fast-paced, sure to keep even the most reluctant readers interested."--"School Library Journal."

Synopsis:

When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howl, and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they know that even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun. . . .

About the Author

Ivy Ruckman is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including No Way Out, for which she also wrote the screenplay. She is a former English teacher and creative writing instructor, and has written several short stories for young readers. Mrs. Ruckman lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064401760
Author:
Ruckman, Ivy
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Ivy Ruckman
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Weather
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Nebraska
Subject:
Tornadoes
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Tornadoes - Nebraska - Grand Island
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 1447
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.69x5.03x.36 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 160 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064401760 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A tornado strikes while Dan and his best friend Arthur are alone with Dan's baby brother, and the boys barely make it to the basement before the tornado completely destroys the house. Exciting and fast-paced, sure to keep even the most reluctant readers interested."--"School Library Journal."

"Synopsis" by , When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howl, and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they know that even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun. . . .
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