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First sentence: January 12, 1888, started out as an unusually warm and sunny winter day in much of the central and midwestern parts of the United States. This area was known as the Great Plains.

Premise/plot: This nonfiction book for young readers answers the question, What was the Children's Blizzard of 1888. It is part of the WhoHQ series of books. This book focuses--though not narrowly--on an event. It provides different "snapshots" of what happened. There are small stories--vignettes--from many different people chronicling their experiences. This was a big-interest news story back in the day, and these stories were captured in newspapers--many, many from all across the country. There are happier stories and sadder stories.

My thoughts: I definitely enjoyed reading this one. I always have had a big interest in history. This is a good introduction to the Children's Blizzard of 1888. There are plenty of books on this event/subject. (Though many are for adult readers.) Some nonfiction. Some fiction. Many if not most are fascinating and haunting.

IF kids enjoy the I Survived series--which are mostly historical--then I see this one could having great appeal to the same audience.

I mentioned earlier that the focus wasn't narrow. I haven't decided if that's good or bad. This one pulls in a LOT of what might pass as "context" if you are kind or "filler" if you are mean. I have to remember that it is written for young kids and it assumes no previous knowledge of American history. This makes sense when talking about weather forecasts especially. I'm going to guess that most kids haven't wondered HOW weather was forecast/predicted a 140+ years ago. It is so ordinary, so common place, to have MANY ways to get alerts about bad weather. The book could have perhaps gone into more when it comes to early meteorology. But some places felt a little history-dumping of more general knowledge that didn't really directly connect to the story. (Indirectly yes.)
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blbooks | Feb 28, 2024 |
I absolutely LOVE DC Comics and the corresponding films. It is one of my greatest guilty pleasures of all time! It was only natural for me to want to read a cute adaptation of the DC Super Pets! Especially with that adorable cartoon cover.

Cave of Kyrptonite is a short but sweet comic. Krypto the Super-Dog takes the lead in this cartoon adventure! Superman and Krypto are hanging out, having fun and beating the bad guys. The three chapters in this book follow these two superheroes as they solve some mischievous plans. And lucky for us, these good guys are going to try to save the day!

I think this book is perfect for young readers, especially middle graders. There is a short storyline to follow that packs in a lot of adorable fun. I seriously think this is a great adaptation of Krypto!

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and CapStone for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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Briars_Reviews | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
fernandie | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Sep 15, 2022 |

This was cool (I mean, I need to read the Streaky book in this series pronto, but, what can you do, the world is obsessed with dogs).

Superman is playing with Krypto and a piece of red pipe when he is made weak by Kryptonite. Luckily Krypto is there. First so that he can save some people, and then so he can save Superman too.

It was the usual cute sort of Capstone book. The comic chapter books are just really cool I think, and, I definitely wish that they'd existed when I was reading at that level. Great art by Art Baltazar to go with a cute story by steve Korte.

I was given this ARC by Netgalley on behalf of Capstone
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DanieXJ | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 18, 2020 |

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