Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2010
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the region of Virginia to Maine to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every community in its path. Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newbery Honor author Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why, from that day on, life in the United States was forever changed. Recommended for Grades 5 and up.