Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Marcel Z
Book Title
I SURVIVED the children’s blizzard, 1888
Lauren Tarshis
Historical Fiction
What is the setting of the book?
The book takes place in Dakota Territory in 1888.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
John a 11 year old boy who lives in a “Soddy” with his family. He moved from Chicago and he wasn’t that sure he’d like living on a prairie.
He made friends with Rex, Peter and Sven, boys he went to school with.
John has a little sister, Franny, 5.
What is the conflict of the story?
The problem is the BLIZZARD.
What was the conclusion of the book?
On a warm January day kids went to school and took a break to play outside. They soon saw dark clouds coming and the blizzard has started. They ran inside the schoolhouse and tried keeping warm. They got rescued by men with horses and sleds. The sled John and the boys were sitting in got cut loose and the boys had to jump out. They struggled fighting against the winds and snow, looking for a shelter. They came across a haystack, they dig out a cave and climbed right in. They spent hours trying to stay awake. They were rescued. They each lost a few fingers, toes and severely injured their bodies because of the frostbite.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I was really interested in the story. I felt worried and nervous and then relieved at the end.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
No, not really.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 8 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
I visited South Dakota with the family in October so that made me appreciate the story even more.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
Favorite- when the storm hit.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
I would recommend this book to others because it is just the right amount of scary.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 9 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 4 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: I SURVIVED the children’s blizzard, 1888