Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter Thunder by Mari Sandoz

Winter Thunder
by Mari Sandoz [Sandoz] 

Whenever we have an especially cold snap with blizzard like conditions, I remember this book. For anyone who grew up in rural areas, we can relate to this teacher and her students who become stranded in a blizzard and have to fight for their survival. To really enjoy this book you need to understand how a whiteout can blind you to something just feet in front of you and how a mile to a home can become an unending journey. This is truly a Nebraska story, by one of Nebraska’s great storytellers.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Anna’s Blizzard, by Alison Hart (youth fiction) and The Children’s Blizzard, by David Laskin (551.555 Las)]

[ Univesity of Nebraska Press’ official Winter Thunder web page ] | [ official Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center web site ]

Recommended by Sandy W.
Gere Branch Library

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