City of Snow: The Great Blizzard of 1888 (Hardcover)
The Great Blizzard of 1888
Walker Childrens, 9780802789105, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2004
"It was Sunday morning, March 11, 1888, and rain was falling, spraying a steady tempest from heaven."
With spring just around the corner, New Yorkers have no reason to suspect that one of the United States's greatest natural disasters is brewing. By Monday evening a ferocious blizzard would completely shut down the largest city in the country.
Trapped by the storm, a young girl and her family struggle on as even the smallest daily routines of life in the city grind to a halt-- electric and telegraph lines go down, trains and buildings alike are buried in the snow, and the streets are impassable, with no way to deliver fresh food, milk, or coal for heat. Life must go on, but both the family and the city are forever changed by the awesome might and majesty of the Great Blizzard of 1888.
A pivotal moment in American history vividly brought to life by Linda Oatman High's free-verse narration and Laura Francesca Filippucci's detailed, timeless illustrations.