CLOUDS OF TERROR by Catherine A. Welch


Age Range: 5 - 9
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 Coping with a plague of grasshoppers on the Minnesota prairie in the 1870s. Helga and her brother are fishing when they become aware of an odd cloud approaching with a ``strange deep hum.'' The story follows their initial horror; their futile effort to help their parents save the garden; and winter without Father, who works in a lumber camp to tide them over. A year later new grasshoppers hatch but move on without laying eggs. The authentic details here carry a simple narrative that's sure to fascinate young readers. Johnson's realistic watercolors aren't distinguished but give a good sense of the setting. Historical note. (Easy reader. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 12th, 1994
ISBN: 0-87614-771-6
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1994