Prairie School by Lois LenskiPrairie School by Lois Lenski

Prairie School

byLois Lenski

Paperback | December 27, 2011

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It’s the worst blizzard in fifty years! Delores is very ill, but there’s no way to get through the snow. How long will she be stranded at school?

Out on the South Dakota prairie, the winters are fierce. This storm is the worst one yet: It’s below freezing outside, and the winds are howling. All of the other kids have gone home, but Delores’s family can’t get to her, so she has to stay at the school. Between a fuel shortage and having to boil snow for drinking water, it’s been hard for both Delores and her teacher, Miss Martin. Now Delores is very ill. How will Miss Martin get her to the doctor in all this snow?
 
Prairie School was inspired by letters from children at a real South Dakota prairie school, which Lenski then visited during the severe blizzards of the winter of 1950.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children’s literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create st...
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Title:Prairie SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Open Road Media Teen & TweenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453250115

ISBN - 13:9781453250112

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Lenski book to add to your library! I like how Lenski writes about !the different kind of happenings/families from way back!! Interesting
Date published: 2018-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“Miss Lenski’s real understanding of her prairie children makes this another distinguished . . . regional story.” —The Horn Book Magazine