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Author: Jim Murphy Narrator: Taylor Mali Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781609985196
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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 Award author Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in US history and understand why, from that day on, life in the United States was forever changed. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The dramatic power of the splendid narrative, coupled with carefully selected anecdotes, newspaper accounts…will keep the pages turning. Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims.

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Murphy’s ability to pull in details that lend context allows him to tell this story of a place in time through the lens of a single, dramatic episode that will engage readers. This is skillfully done: humorous, jaw-dropping, thought-provoking, and chilling.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Accounts of survivors and victims provide a captivating blend of gravity, immediacy, and drama. Murphy’s well-rounded information about the various circumstances that worsened the effects of the storm make the tale both more fascinating and more tragic.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims.”

    Library Journal, audio review

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • An ALA Notable Book
  • A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
  • A School Library Journal Best Book

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About the Author

Jim Murphy is an editor and writer with more than a dozen books for young readers to his credit. Research Mr. Murphy was doing on the Civil War inspired his book The Boys’ War, as well as The Long Road to Gettysburg.

About the Narrator

Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., and one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He is the author of two books of poetry, What Learning Leaves and The Last Time as We Are, and four CDs of spoken word. He has appeared on the first two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and won the jury prize for best one-man show at the United States Comedy Arts Festival. A passionate advocate of teachers, he travels the country recruiting the next generation of teachers with his 1,000 Teachers Campaign. Taylor lives in New York.