From the Series Disasters Up Close
A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms can shut down roads and damage buildings. Violent winds can thrash vehicles driving on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile up to block streets or even cover houses. Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days—or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book shows you blizzard disasters up close.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||119390|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline|
Author: Mary B. Woods
Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.
Author: Michael Woods
Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. Michael is the writer on the Woods team, and Mary is the researcher. They have written almost 40 books.