The Snow Walker

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

One morning in March 1888, twelve-year-old Milton Daub awoke to find the world buried in snow. The blizzard was like nothing Milton and his neighbors in the Bronx had ever seen. No one dared go out into the storm. No one, that is, except Milton. He and his father made a pair of snowshoes from barrel hoops and old roller skates. Then Milton stepped bravely into the storm to buy milk for his family. Soon he was buying supplies for everyone in the area. His neighbors declared him a hero. The Blizzard of 1888 set records in the Northeast that are still unbroken. It forced whole cities to shut down for days. But Milton didn’t let the snow stop him from helping neighbors in need. His true story is both an exciting adventure and a heartwarming glimpse of old New York.

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978-0-87614-959-1
$7.99 $7.99
978-0-7613-5847-3
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 1996
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1996-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
BISACS JNF007000
Dewey 974.7'275
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47180
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Websites

Awards

  • American Bookseller Kids' Pick of the Lists, Winner, 1996

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Young’s illustrations wonderfully evoke the old New York City and the storm of the century.” — Kirkus Reviews

Parents Council

“A charming book for the whole family. . . This wonderful true story of charity in a young boy. The ‘Snow Walker’ portrays determination, imagination, and character.” —Parent Council

The Horn Book Guide

“The book effectively offers readers an opportunity to meet a young hero.” —The Horn Book Guide

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On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View available downloads →