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The Resource The children's blizzard, Melanie Benjamin

The children's blizzard, Melanie Benjamin

Label
The children's blizzard
Title
The children's blizzard
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats, leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At just the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn't get lost in the storm? Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers, one who becomes a hero of the storm, and one who finds herself ostracized in the aftermath
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
C48 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell
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Campbell, Cassandra
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  • Teachers
  • School children
  • Blizzards
  • Immigrants
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The children's blizzard, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1226747858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525492764
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780525492764
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6803
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60dwxe
  • 40dwxe
System control number
(OCoLC)1226747858
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The children's blizzard, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1226747858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525492764
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780525492764
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6803
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60dwxe
  • 40dwxe
System control number
(OCoLC)1226747858
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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