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Children's Fiction Survival Stories

Survival: Ice Storm!

The Great Storm of 1998

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

Scholastic Canada Ltd, Independent Publishers Group
Initial publish date
Dec 2017
Survival Stories
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


Caught in the vicious ice storm of 1998, would you survive?

A severe ice storm hits Montreal and parts of eastern Canada. Ethan's dad is in Toronto on business and his step-mom, Sylvie, is is going to have a baby. The weather is so bad his dad can't fly home. When the power goes off in their building, they try to adjust, but it's cold despite all the blankets, and it's dark despite candles and flashlights. Sylvie suddenly feels unwell and his elderly neighbour, Mrs. Greenbaum, has been hurt. Is the baby coming early?  Can he get help for Mrs. Greenbaum in time? How will they survive?

About the author


Frieda Wishinsky
est l'auteure de plus de 40 livres pour enfants. Parmi les ouvrages déjà
parus, on peut citer, entre autres,

Ounga Bounga, Tu es méchante Lily-Ange!, Le sac à main de la reine,
Canada en vedette

et les romans de la série Catastrophe! Elle vit à Toronto, en


FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written over seventy books for children, including Oonga Boonga; You're Mean, Lily Jean; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Please, Louise!; the middle-grade series Survival, and the non-fiction books Explorers Who Made It . . . or died trying; Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Colossal Canada. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband. Visit her online at

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Survival series:

""This book would be an excellent choice for school, public and personal libraries . . . Highly recommended." (Avalanche!) -CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Very well written . . . Highly recommended!" (Shipwreck!) -CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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